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School District 6 Summer Feeding Program and Food Hub
 
 
 
Weld County School District 6 (WCSD6) is located in Greeley and Evans and has a student enrollment of 22,000 with a free-and-reduced meal rate of 66% district wide. Over the past eight years, WCSD6 has been on a mission to improve the food we are offering to our students. This has led us to kick out highly processed foods and completely revamp our food meal service which included a salad bar at every school, opening a centralized production kitchen to support the preparation of fresh meals from scratch, and sourcing local ingredients when possible. In order to continue to provide nutritious meals during summer break, WCSD6 Nutrition Services will offer the USDA’s federally-funded Summer Food Service Program for children at ten or more sites across Greeley and Evans. Lunch and breakfast will be served to any child between the ages of zero to 18 years old free of charge. Adults are welcomed to purchase breakfast for $1.80 and lunch for $3.25. The state of Colorado has been ranked in the bottom ten, lowest performing states for the USDA’s summer food service program historically. WCSD6 realizes the immense need for food assistance in our community, especially during summer months when school is not in session, and is making efforts to expand the program’s reach and intentionally target high-need neighborhoods, as well as by offering more mobile sites where we bring meals to a communal location versus asking individuals and families to come to specific sites (schools). Last year, we were able to almost double our summer feeding reach and efforts and are planning on sustaining our efforts this summer.
 
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Member Duties : Summer associates will work at our mobile Summer Food Service Program sites to assist with breakfast and lunch meal service to include food preparation, set up at the site, & clean up. Members will gain knowledge on school meal nutritional standards & requirements, as well as how to run an efficient preparation and service line in a safe and sanitary manner while providing an at-risk population access to healthy food. While assisting with meal preparation at the Central Production Kitchen, members will gain experience and skills for foodservice and meal preparation which will include food safety and sanitation, with a focus on nutrition and scratch cooking. While at mobile feeding sites, the summer work associates will also provide resources and facilitate physical education by hosting physical activities with the children at those sites. Nutrition Services will provide recreational equipment for the associates, as well information and training for providing physical education.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
School District 6 Summer Feeding Program and Food Hub

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2017  -   08/14/2017

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/06/2017  To  06/12/2017 

Contact Lindsey Bennett
814 9th St
Greeley   CO   80631
9703046194
lindsey@unitedway-weld.org
www.facebook.com/WeldVISTAs/
 
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Listing ID 71977


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