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Harvest Against Hunger SA Blue Mountain Action Council
The Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) is located in fertile Walla Walla Valley of Southeastern Washington and is one of a number of Community Action Programs in Washington State. BMAC is a private, nonprofit, multipurpose agency, serving residents in Southeastern Washington to meet the basic needs of low-income individuals and families, offer opportunities for individuals and families to achieve greater levels of strength, independence, and self-sufficiency, develop and implement strategies to prevent poverty in our communities, and leverage community support, service, and volunteerism. The Summer VISTA will operate out of the BMAC Food Bank, the State recognized Emergency Food Assistance Program lead in the four counties of Southeast Washington. The BMAC Food Bank is Emergency Food Assistance Program lead in four counties of Southeast Washington. Over 30 food pantries and meal programs depend on the BMAC Food Bank for distributions of food sourced from a variety of providers. The BMAC Food Bank also operates a Senior Commodity distribution (CSFP) and helps organize and host mobile food banks throughout Southeast Washington. These programs depend on BMAC to provide them with fresh produce so that food insecure populations in Walla Walla County have a better chance of breaking the cycle of poverty. 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 for food bank clients. The VISTA Summer Associate (SA) program will work in an intensive level of summer service for 10 weeks. The SA will work to start or support existing food bank, community or school garden projects.
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Member Duties : The HAH VISTA Summer Associate will build upon past efforts to create a network of farmers and gardeners in the Walla Walla Valley that donate food to the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank. The SA will start new and support existing food bank gardens and gleaning initiatives, including the Farm to Food Pantry Program. The SA will recruit community members to volunteer for food bank activities, such as: • Communicate with area farmers, create gleaning schedules, recruit volunteers, coordinate gleans, including transporting, packing, and storing food at the BMAC Food Distribution Center. • Table at the local farmers’ market to build relationships with farmers and community, to promote/communicate the purpose of F2FP, BMAC, and gleaning. • Present F2FP activities to various community organizations. • Actively participate in safety trainings, such as: using ladders, safe driving, safe food handling • Maintain records, data entry and reporting forms as needed for funders.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living 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 ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization . 
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Harvest Against Hunger SA Blue Mountain Action Council

Program Start/End Date
06/24/2019  -   09/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2019  To  05/31/2019 

Contact Chris LaRoche
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87937