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HAH National - Food For Others Virginia
 
 
 
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. In Fairfax, Virginia, the Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) project is located at Food for Others, a food bank that serves Northern Virginia. The VISTA will assess community interest and needs, strengthen community outreach & development, and increase farmer engagement and produce recovery support in order to expand area gleaning capacity. Captured produce through the gleaning effort will be distributed through the local hunger response network to benefit individuals and families in need who may live at or below federal levels of poverty. 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 : The VISTA will continue to develop the program model for produce recovery in Fairfax county. As part of this plan, the Harvest VISTA will continue to develop, test, and refine systems for sustainable volunteer recruitment and volunteer leadership programs; expand a grower outreach plan to introduce the gleaning program and solicit support from farmers and gardeners; and strengthen and grow partnerships with other local and regional hunger relief efforts. Within this three-pronged approach, the Harvest VISTA will also streamline systems to track produce recovery data. The Harvest VISTA will implement gleaning coordination and oversee program logistics. The Harvest VISTA will also work to develop a sustainability plan for the gleaning and produce recovery program.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
HAH National - Food For Others Virginia

Program Start/End Date
02/24/2018  -   02/23/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/03/2017  To  01/05/2018 

Contact Beth Baker
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
206-236-0408
beth@firstharvest.org
firstharvest.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68994


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