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Harvest Against Hunger SA Community Action of Skagit County
 
 
 
The host site will be Community Action of Skagit County in Sedro-Woolley. The mission of the agency is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. Our agency has over 35 anti-poverty programs with seven impact areas: 1) Housing, 2) Employment, 3) Education and Literacy, 4) Financial Stability, 5) Health and Family Stability, 6) Food and Nutrition, and 7) Volunteerism/Community Engagement. The 2019 VISTA Summer Associate (SA) will enhance the partnerships between Community Action, St. Charles Catholic Church, Tri Parish Food Bank and the Youth Migrant Project (YMP). The SA will not only ensure that YMP volunteers are engaged gleaning crops that will be eaten by hungry children and families, they will assist with Community Action’s summer meals sponsorship program to encourage the use of gleaned produce. The Summer Associate through Harvest Against Hunger will strengthen local connections, ensuring that hungry children and families living in poverty are fed healthy meals throughout the summer. Additionally, the SA will assist in executing the produce deliveries through Farm to Food Pantry produce contracts. 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 ninth year, HAH has AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at host sites around Washington State on produce recovery projects.
 
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Member Duties : The SA will not only ensure that YMP volunteers are engaged gleaning crops that will be eaten by hungry children and families, they will assist with Community Action’s summer meals sponsorship program to encourage the use of gleaned produce. The Summer Associate through Harvest Against Hunger will strengthen local connections, ensuring that hungry children and families are fed healthy meals throughout the summer. Additionally, the SA will assist in executing the produce deliveries through Farm to Food Pantry produce contracts. Proposed Objectives/Outcomes: 1. Produce is available to children and families in need through food banks and the summer meal program. 2. 60+ volunteers will be engaged in gleaning to alleviate hunger in Skagit County. 3. Glean and arrange donations of 20,000 pounds of produce.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*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 :
Environment ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger SA Community Action of Skagit County

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 87950


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