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ShareCorps -MidOhioFB- Urban Farms Program Associate
Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides food to hundreds of thousands of hungry Ohioans each year by partnering with more than 650 community partners across 20 counties in central and eastern Ohio, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs. In 2012, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, along with other community leaders, created Urban Farms of Central Ohio (UFCO) in Columbus. Focused on transforming vacant land into thriving urban farms, UFCO offers low income community members increased access to nutritious foods, jobs and job training, and civic engagement opportunities. There are currently two five-acre urban farms under vegetable production, offering healthy food access to neighbors, as well as training and engagement activities. Operating as a social enterprise, each farm grows produce for neighbors facing food insecurity, and also sells produce at market rates to restaurants and farmer's market to generate program sustainability. For more information, please visit or
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Member Duties : Help design food access programs that meet clients’ needs and build food secure environments for low-income individuals. Help identify physical and process adjustments and augmentations to create a more efficient farm and increase production. Cultivate new volunteer, community organization, and business/sales relationships bringing more of the community into UFCO’s mission and work. Develop and implement programming to increase community engagement and knowledge of nutrition education, food access, and general farming practices. Develop and manage tracking systems for processes and programs developed and implemented. Help bring more fresh produce to families in need.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Counseling ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology . 
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ShareCorps -MidOhioFB- Urban Farms Program Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/22/2018  -   06/21/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  02/20/2018  To  05/30/2018 

Contact Caitlin Ballinger
3960 Brookham Dr
Grove City   OH   43123
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78610