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Harvest Against Hunger - King County Farmer's Share
 
 
 
In Seattle, the Harvest Against Hunger VISTA will serve with the King County Farmer’s Share, a new project coordinated by Rotary First Harvest, Hopelink, the South King County Food Coalition, and Seattle Food Committee. The project aims to increase the amount and variety of fresh produce available for food insecure populations in King County, by coordinating relationships between growers and food banks. These efforts will build the capacity of the regional hunger relief system to break cycles of poverty and hunger in King County. Rotary First Harvest’s program, Harvest Against Hunger, acts as a program incubator and catalyst, utilizing a team of AmeriCorps VISTA who build sustainable community food security programs. These range from gleaning projects, to regional food security assessments, to expanding community-run gardens and food bank farms. VISTAs serve with their projects for a year, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges related to supply chain management, like the transportation and distribution of gleaned produce, and creating systems to collect data and evaluate programs. Harvest Against Hunger projects also aim to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity. www.firstharvest.org 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 Harvest VISTA to increase the healthy food accessible to food insecure populations.
 
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Member Duties : In Seattle, the VISTA will develop a program model for a produce purchasing program that supports King County growers while increasing the amount and variety of fresh nutritious produce at food banks. The VISTA will coordinate with partner collaborators on this project, and will build systems to incorporate community direction and feedback. This will include developing and implementing food bank client surveys to assess types of produce most wanted by people experiencing food insecurity, coordinating farmer round table meetings to share information about the program, creating outreach and marketing materials for greater program visibility, and creating data gathering tools for program assessment and evaluation.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  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 . 
 
Service Areas :
None
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger - King County Farmer's Share

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   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  11/30/2018  To  01/25/2019 

Contact Beth Baker
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
2066861486
beth@firstharvest.org
firstharvest.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85163


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