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Harvest Against Hunger National - Georgia Gleaning
 
 
 
In Metro Atlanta, Georgia, the Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) project is located at the Georgia Gleaning Project of the Society of St. Andrew. The Harvest VISTA will strengthen and refine a sustainable system for state wide gleaning efforts, including volunteer coordination, grower outreach, grant writing and communication of SoSA’s mission to churches, community organizations, conventions, civic groups, and other potential supporters. The Harvest VISTA will build systems that increase access of fresh and nutritious produce for food insecure individuals who often live at or below federal levels of poverty. Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) is a program of Rotary First Harvest. Based in Seattle, the HAH program acts as a gleaning and produce recovery program incubator, working with partner host sites to place AmeriCorps VISTAs across Washington State and in a national cohort. These VISTA members serve as gleaning coordinators, building localized, sustainable produce recovery programs that grow connections between farmers and food banks to increase the amount of fresh nutritious produce available to people experiencing food insecurity. Are you interested in hunger relief, food waste, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, or public health? Want to build your skills as a community organizer and leader by creating community buy-in and strengthening relationships between food banks and farmers? Interested in capacity building and program sustainability? Come join a network of committed AmeriCorps VISTA to increase the healthy food accessible to food insecure populations.
 
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Member Duties : In Metro Atlanta, GA, the VISTA will strengthen a program model for produce recovery. The Harvest VISTA will actively recruit program participants and develop a project model using a three-pronged approach: Expand the service area by introducing gleaning efforts to the Metro Atlanta area; Develop a financial outreach plan to introduce the gleaning program and solicit support from potential foundations and donors; Develop training materials for gleaning volunteers regarding food safety and transport. Within this three-pronged approach, the Harvest VISTA will also streamline a mechanism to track and communicate with produce recovery partners. The Harvest VISTA will implement gleaning coordination and oversee program logistics. The Harvest VISTA will also develop a sustainability plan for the gleaning and produce recovery program.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger National - Georgia Gleaning

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2019  -   02/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/06/2018  To  01/25/2019 

Contact Beth Baker
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
206-686-1486
beth@firstharvest.org
firstharvest.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68991


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