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*BMVP - Expand Food Security with Family Service, Inc.
 
 
 
Family Service Inc., prevents hunger and homelessness and helps alleviate poverty. Nearly 35 percent of low income citizens in Yellowstone County have run out of food during the year, while less than eight percent of middle / high income citizens report food insecurity. Many areas in Billings are both home to low income households and are considered food deserts. Those with adequate food security have the opportunity of saving $200-$600 dollars a month which can then be directed to gas for transportation to and from work, car repairs that have prevented going to work, rent and utility costs or even medical costs. Seniors who live in poverty have to choose between food and living expenses, so being able to receive nutritious food and extra commodity foods gives them a better chance to experience a higher quality of healthy living. This project will help alleviate poverty by increasing access to low cost, fresh produce and reducing transportation costs to obtain healthy food.
 
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Member Duties : Help to increase accessibility and distribution of healthy, nutritious food to low-income individuals and families! The overall goal of the project is to increase the access to healthy nutritious foods to all Yellowstone County residents who are living in a food desert, lack mobility, or have to choose between other living expenses and food. The VISTA member will: assess Family Services’ current volunteer resources, programs and plans to gain a thorough understanding of the current landscape; develop a plan for meeting low-income individual and family food resources needs; and develop a report and action plan to assist the organization in enhancing and expanding food security programs.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  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 attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Counseling . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*BMVP - Expand Food Security with Family Service, Inc.

Program Start/End Date
03/16/2020  -   03/15/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  11/01/2019  To  02/14/2020 

Contact Carly Collins
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101
4062478675
collinsc@billingsmt.gov
www.CityofBillings.net/vista

Listing ID 73897


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