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Food Security Strategist
The Food Security Strategist will be responsible for strengthening CALS’s services to low-income patrons by providing kids and their families access to food on weekends and during school breaks. Member activities include but not limited to, conducting a pre-assessment of CALS’s food assistance programs; researching best practices for library-based food pantries; creating operation and inventory policies for CALS pantries; and preparing the pantry for operations. Applicants should have excellent communication and organization skills, be able to create policies and be familiar with food operation laws and procedures.
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Member Duties : The food strategist will conduct a pre-assessment of CALS’s food assistance programs and research best practices for library-based food pantries. The member will create operation and inventory policies for CALS pantry, determine client eligibility, build an electronic intake form, and establish volunteer tasks and volunteer descriptions. The VISTA will create volunteer recruitment and training components. The VISTA will prepare the pantry for operations by securing inventory, advertise to eligible clients, and recruit and train volunteers. The member will launch a library-based food pantry. The member will create and maintain a monthly reporting system for the library-based pantry. The food security strategist will evaluate the Library Based Pantry to identify successes, identify areas of improvement, and create a succession plan for the library-based pantry. The VISTA will conduct a post-assessment of CALS’s food assistance programs.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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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 ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  First Aid ,  Trade/Construction ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Public Health ,  Urban Planning ,  Medicine ,  Architectural Planning ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Veterans ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Disaster Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Law ,  Counseling . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Food Security Strategist

Program Start/End Date
08/18/2019  -   08/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ARKANSAS  


Accepting Applications
From  06/14/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Katharine DeRossette
100 S Rock St
Little Rock   AR   72201
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87879