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Harvest Against Hunger Clallam Community Food Project
 
 
 
In Port Angeles, Washington, the Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) project is located at the Washington State University Clallam County Extension. The Clallam County Extension has developed a successful gleaning program, with an annual average of 70,000 pounds of gleaned produce distributed to food banks throughout the Peninsula. The VISTA will help address pervasive food insecurity in Clallam by developing a food processing program as well as a community meal and cooking education program, seeking to utilize gleaned produce by extending the season so that nutritious local food is available year round for people experiencing food insecurity. 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 create 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 : The VISTA will develop the program models for produce processing and community meals by developing partnerships with local organizations for food processing and community meal and cooking opportunities. This will include assessing community interest and needs, strengthening community outreach & development, and building a robust volunteer recruitment and management system. Processed produce 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. The Harvest VISTA will also work to develop a sustainability plan for these programs.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger Clallam Community Food Project

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  11/30/2018  To  01/25/2019 

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

Listing ID 85165


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