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Harvest Against Hunger SA Community Action Skagit
 
 
 
The host site will be Community Action of Skagit County in Sedro-Woolley. The mission of the agency is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. Our agency has over 35 anti-poverty programs with seven impact areas: 1) Housing, 2) Employment, 3) Education and Literacy, 4) Financial Stability, 5) Health and Family Stability, 6) Food and Nutrition, and 7) Volunteerism/Community Engagement. The 2018 VISTA Summer Associate (SA) will enhance the partnerships between Community Action, St. Charles Catholic Church, Tri Parish Food Bank and the Youth Migrant Project (YMP). The SA will not only ensure that YMP volunteers are engaged gleaning crops that will be eaten by hungry children and families, they will assist with Community Action’s summer meals sponsorship program to encourage the use of gleaned produce. The Summer Associate through Harvest Against Hunger will strengthen local connections, ensuring that hungry children and families living in poverty are fed healthy meals throughout the summer. Additionally, the SA will assist in executing the produce deliveries through Farm to Food Pantry produce contracts. Project Background Harvest Against Hunger (HAH), 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. HAH partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to place AmeriCorps VISTA members at hunger relief organizations to start or continue existing produce recovery projects. Now in its ninth year, HAH has AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at host sites around Washington State on produce recovery projects.
 
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Member Duties : The 2018 VISTA Summer Associate (SA) will enhance the partnerships between Community Action, St. Charles Catholic Church, Tri Parish Food Bank and the Youth Migrant Project (YMP). The SA will not only ensure that YMP volunteers are engaged gleaning crops that will be eaten by hungry children and families, they will assist with Community Action’s summer meals sponsorship program to encourage the use of gleaned produce. The Summer Associate through Harvest Against Hunger will strengthen local connections, ensuring that hungry children and families living in poverty are fed healthy meals throughout the summer. Additionally, the SA will assist in executing the produce deliveries through Farm to Food Pantry produce contracts.
 
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 ,  Hunger ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger SA Community Action Skagit

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  

Languages
Spanish

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

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

Listing ID 60168


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