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22-23 KCD Community Food System Specialist
Kitsap Conservation District's GRACE Garden Project coordinates Farm to Food Pantry and Farm to Community Programs, serving food insecure children, families and seniors in Kitsap County. These programs work to expand capacity in the Kitsap hunger relief system, extend hunger relief programming to mobility-limited, underserved communities, and support ongoing activities to increase access and equity in the local food system by providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. The Kitsap emergency food system serves our most vulnerable populations, including low-income individuals and families facing barriers to healthy food choices. Food insecurity can limit people to cheap, calorie-dense, but nutritionally deficient choices undermining long-term health, contributing to chronic disease, reducing employability, healthcare costs, and trapping them in poverty. Supervision, training and support for this position will be provided by the GRACE Garden Coordinator. Position is contingent upon funding.
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Member Duties : The Kitsap Conservation District Americorps Service Member will address poverty and food insecurity by increasing the volume of healthy, fresh foods distributed to food banks by the GRACE Program's existing hunger relief activities and support relationships between hunger relief programs, farmers, and community partners. The member will assist with the Farm to Food Pantry (F2FP) and Farm to Freezer (F2FR) Programs by coordinating with farmers, chefs and food processors to distribute fresh and processed items to food banks. They will strengthen community partnerships and engage volunteers to assist the GRACE Garden to produce more than 20,000 pounds of fresh vegetables annually to combat hunger. Finally, they will conduct outreach and education to underserved and vulnerable community members on "Growing Groceries" and healthy eating via in-person and virtual workshops.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Farming . 
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22-23 KCD Community Food System Specialist

Program Start/End Date
10/01/2022  -   06/15/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/29/2022  To  03/01/2023 

Contact Diane Fish
10332 Central Valley Rd NE
Poulsbo   WA   98370

Listing ID 75411