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Harvest Against Hunger SA Elk Run Farm Outreach
 
 
 
Elk Run Farm grows produce for the South King County Food Coalition. Families of South King County living in poverty need increased access to fresh produce to address food insecurity and resulting health issues such as obesity and diabetes. Many parts of the region have a high percentage of low-income families coupled with low access to healthy foods. The food banks of South King County serve over 9,000 different families every month in a region where half of children across nine school districts qualify for federal meals. The vision is to provide member food banks with year-round produce that is diverse, nutritious, and familiar to food bank clients. 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 tenth year, HAH currently has AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at host sites around Washington State on produce recovery projects.
 
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Member Duties : The Summer Associate will be engaged with the South King County Food Coalition (SKCFC) to help connect the food bank clients to the decision making processes of the individual food banks and the coalition as a whole. This will include some hands-on work at Elk Run Farm as well as outreach work at the food banks. Activities will include: developing community outreach and engagement materials for events; assisting with coordination of surveys and focus groups at SKCFC member food banks; helping grow and harvest produce at Elk Run Farm; working with high school internship program for both direct service farming and leadership development; interpreting and analyzing data to effect change in systems, policies, and programs; support record keeping and evaluation process of both Elk Run Farm and SKCFC programs.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger SA Elk Run Farm Outreach

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
2067999171
chris@firstharvest.org
www.firstharvest.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87948


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