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Harvest Against Hunger Slow Food SW WA
Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) is a program of Rotary First Harvest. Based in Seattle, the HAH program acts as a produce recovery program incubator, working with partner host sites to place AmeriCorps VISTAs across Washington State and in a national cohort. These VISTA members serve as coordinators, building localized, sustainable community food projects and produce recovery programs that grow connections between growers and food banks to increase the amount of fresh nutritious produce available to people experiencing food insecurity. In Vancouver, WA, the HAH VISTA project is located at Urban Abundance, a project of Slow Food SW WA. The VISTA will assess community interest and needs, strengthen community outreach & development, and increase farmer and orchard engagement and produce recovery support in order to expand area gleaning capacity. Captured produce through the gleaning effort will be distributed through the local hunger response network to benefit individuals and families in need who may live at or below federal levels of poverty. Are you interested in hunger relief, food waste, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, or public health? Want to build your skills as a community organizer and leader by creating community buy-in and strengthening relationships between food banks and farmers? Interested in capacity building and program sustainability? Come join a network of committed AmeriCorps VISTA to increase the healthy food accessible to food insecure populations.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will continue to develop a program model for produce recovery in Clark county. As part of this plan, the Harvest VISTA will develop, test, and refine systems for sustainable volunteer recruitment and volunteer leadership programs; expand a fruit tree owner outreach plan to introduce the gleaning program and solicit support; and strengthen and grow partnerships with other local and regional hunger relief efforts. Within this three-pronged approach, the Harvest VISTA will also streamline systems to track produce recovery data. The Harvest VISTA will implement gleaning coordination and oversee program logistics. The Harvest VISTA will also develop a sustainability plan for the gleaning and produce recovery program.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment . 
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Harvest Against Hunger Slow Food SW WA

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2019  -   02/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  11/05/2018  To  01/25/2019 

Contact Beth Baker
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 77646