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Harvest Against Hunger SA Good Cheer Food Bank
The Good Cheer Food Bank’s gleaning program engages volunteers to harvest and deliver excess produce from backyard fruit trees, the Bayview Farmer’s Market, and the Organic Farm School, for distribution to Whidbey Island’s hungry populations. Project Background: Harvest Against Hunger (HAH), a program of Rotary First Harvest, connects local growers, food banks and volunteers to secure fresh produce for distribution to thousands of people throughout Washington State. HAH finds new and innovative ways to decrease waste of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase the availability of nutritious produce to food bank clients. HAH partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to place AmeriCorps VISTA members at hunger relief organizations to start or continue existing produce recovery projects. Now in its seventh year, HAH currently has AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at host sites around Washington State on produce recovery projects.
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Member Duties : Increase volunteer involvement in season extension and food-rescue efforts to expand the capacity of Good Cheer to distribute fresh or processed local produce all year long: Double the number of regular summer season volunteers participating in kitchen processing; Host food preservation workshops. Increase community awareness around season extension and food-rescue efforts in order to engage community members in the mission of food rescue: Complete blog posts about food rescue topics; Brainstorm and propose weekly social media highlights for gleaning and processing. Expand processing protocols to increase amount and variety of preserved items available for clients: Increase the amount of preserved dehydrated foods; Develop curriculum and materials for food processing workshops. Strengthen the community food network in order to increase partner engagement: Boost partner program events using social media sites; Increase partner participation in surplus food sharing network.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
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Harvest Against Hunger SA Good Cheer Food Bank

Program Start/End Date
06/11/2018  -   08/19/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2018  To  05/28/2018 

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

Listing ID 79446