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ShareCorps-Military Vet Resource Ctr-Ohio Vet Hunger Project
 
 
 
Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) helps veterans develop self-reliance and independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage life transitions. MVRC resource centers are a “safe harbor” where veterans are treated with kindness and respect. In partnership with the veteran, MVRC coaches identify barriers that affect their life transitions, and access the resources that will help them overcome the barriers. A major life barrier is hunger. We see veterans, due to under- and un-employment, illness, disability and/or age, unable to feed their families nutritious meals. To help overcome this barrier MVRC has established the Veterans Food Bank. Currently the food bank serves veterans near four urban centers in Ohio. However, veteran families living in rural areas are not being served. They must choose between buying food and paying for housing, transportation and medicines. VISTA will help to expand healthy food access to these veterans. Together with other MVRC personalized, holistic and comprehensive services, VISTA will help veterans become more self-reliant and gain greater control over their lives. MVRC is is a VISTA sub-site of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks ShareCorps program.
 
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Member Duties : Build partnerships with veteran and community organizations to provide hunger relief to veterans' families. Identify at-risk families and their food needs. Develop outreach programs to educate the community about healthy foods. Recruit and train volunteers to assist in the Veterans Food Bank collection and distribution of food. Develop a logistics system for food collection from the community and distribution network to veterans and their families. Organize food drives with schools and organizations to stock the Veterans Food Bank. Create community events, use social media and other public relation activities to raise awareness about veterans’ poverty and hunger and healthy foods. Research, identify and develop a fundraising plan to support and sustain the Veterans Food Bank.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  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 . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ShareCorps-Military Vet Resource Ctr-Ohio Vet Hunger Project

Program Start/End Date
11/10/2017  -   11/09/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  07/27/2017  To  09/18/2017 

Contact Caitlin Ballinger
1395 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus   OH   43229
614-221-4336
cballinger@ohiofoodbanks.org
www.ohiofoodbanks.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71480


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