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Harvest Against Hunger Summer Associate NEW Hunger Coalition
 
 
 
Providence North East Washington (NEW) Hunger Coalition unites 25 regional organizations that work towards ending hunger in local communities. One of the founding missions for the Coalition is to increase access to healthy, locally sourced produce for families and individuals in north east Washington. In an effort to achieve this mission the Coalition partnered with Rotary First Harvest to establish its very own Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) program. The VISTA Summer Associate (SA) will work to build partnerships and capacity for the community/food bank gardens, gleaning program and summer feeding program. The SVA will work with community partners to develop systems, workshops, and education to enhance participation and outreach of the gardens. He/she will build a partnership between the summer feeding program and local farmers market to increase the amount of fresh produce students receive, while engaging local growers in efforts to end hunger. The SA will be engaged with the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition to supply locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables to existing Farm to Food Pantry, Farm to School, and Farm to Community programs, which serve low income and impoverished children and families in rural NE WS. Project Background Harvest Against Hunger, a program of Rotary First Harvest, connects local growers, food banks and volunteers to secure fresh produce for distribution to thousands of people throughout Washington State. HAH finds new and innovative ways to decrease waste of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase the availability of nutritious produce to food bank clients.
 
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Member Duties : The Summer Associate will serve in Colville with the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to existing Summer Nutrition and Learning Programs. The SVA will conform to standard professional decorum while representing the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition. The Summer Associate will support ongoing Farm to Food Pantry and Farm to School capacity building projects focused on optimizing delivery routes and will fight poverty by: - Developing decision making best practices to optimize fresh fruit and vegetable delivery. - Contributing to developing, implementing, and optimizing food safety procedures to support new on farm and processing facility standards associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act. - Contributing to developing best practices to support existing large-scale produce donators and developing relationships with additional large-scale donators. - Recording necessary data to evaluate routes and procedures.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger Summer Associate NEW Hunger Coalition

Program Start/End Date
06/11/2018  -   08/19/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2018  To  06/10/2018 

Contact Beth Baker
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
2066861486
beth@firstharvest.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 60167


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