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St. Louis Food and Environmental Outreach
 
 
 
We aim to increase the amount of locally-sourced, environmentally-responsible, nutritious food in our region's grocery and corner stores, restaurants, schools, and other institutions, particularly in our most vulnerable communities. The project will support the efforts of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition (STLFPC), a multi-stakeholder group coordinated by Missouri Coalition for the Environment to enhance the local food system, with a current focus on increasing food access in north St. Louis county and north St. Louis City. The project will engage various levels of the local food system to identify strategies to improve access to nutritious food in the most vulnerable communities of St. Louis while building up the local economy.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will: - Connect local farmers to grocery stores and institutions by facilitating relationships and building the infrastructure and public awareness. This work will include facilitating meetings and events and public awareness campaigns. - Conduct outreach to residents with limited food access about grocery shopping habits and transit needs. - Analyze successful efforts in similar cities to build local food infrastructure and analyze potential challenges for St. Louis region. This will support the STLFPC work group focused on building a food hub to aggregate local foods for more efficient production and distribution, making more nutritious food available to more institutions, thus reaching more people. - Promote outlets with local food, local farmers, and the benefits of healthy local food through social media and other education methods.
 
Program Benefits : None
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
St. Louis Food and Environmental Outreach

Program Start/End Date
04/15/2017  -   04/14/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/08/2017  To  05/01/2017 

Contact Melissa Vatterott
3115 S Grand Blvd
Saint Louis   MO   63118
3147270600
mvatterott@moenviron.org
www.moenvironment.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71458


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