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Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Farm Produce Distribution
The Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness Corps is a 10-member, neighborhood-based, AmeriCorps VISTA project that builds community-food-system capacity with community organizations that serve in Columbus, Ohio's west-side neighborhood of Franklinton. Franklinton is one of Columbus' most underserved communities, and many residents are adversely impacted by various economic, environmental, and social issues. Approximately 15% of residents are unemployed, 66% of households live at or below the poverty line, and more than 50% of residents experience some level of food insecurity. The VISTA program will involve VISTA members working with a wide range of social service agencies throughout Franklinton to help build the capacity of food-health-wellness initiatives throughout the Franklinton neighborhood. Service sites include an urban farm, a hospital affiliated health and wellness center, a family housing stabilization agency, an Episcopal faith community, and a community bicycle shop. The Produce Distribution VISTA will work to develop distribution programs for produce grown by the Franklinton Gardens (FG) Urban Farm. Distribution scope will include both the Franklinton neighborhood, and markets throughout Greater Columbus. VISTA member will work with the FG staff to build upon FG’s existing food distribution plan that involves farmers markets, and a neighborhood CSA and produce delivery service. VISTA member will be responsible for working with the FG Farm manager and other staff to determine how and when farm produce will be distributed. Member will also work with Executive Director and fundraising team to inform fundraising plans for subsidized food distribution efforts in the neighborhood. Development and initial management of an online mobile market storefront is a key priority.
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Member Duties : VISTA Member will continue to develop and build management structures for the existing food distribution systems: Area Farmers Markets, neighborhood produce stand, neighborhood CSA, online mobile market and produce delivery, donations to neighborhood-based community meals. Member will focus substantial time on distribution logistics as it relates to sustainable produce distribution business models. Member will also invest strong focus in influencing Franklinton Gardens (FG) brand identity and consumer experience at all points that FG produce engages community, including social media.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Environment . 
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Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Farm Produce Distribution

Program Start/End Date
08/08/2017  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  07/28/2017 

Contact Nick Stanich
867 W Town St
Columbus   OH   43222
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71807