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Harvest Against Hunger SA Good Cheer Food Bank
 
 
 
The Good Cheer Food Bank’s gleaning program engages volunteers to harvest and deliver excess produce from backyard fruit trees, the Bayview Farmer’s Market, and the Organic Farm School, for distribution to Whidbey Island’s hungry populations. 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 seventh 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 participate in our Fresh Food on the Table program to supply locally-grown fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables to children and families in need. Support and develop new self-organizing neighborhood gleaning groups across South Whidbey Island. Participate in produce recovery events at local farmer’s markets. Develop social media outreach materials to educate and involve our community in current developments in our fresh food programs. Contribute to goals and policies to reduce waste and increase efficiency. Contribute to developing and implementing food safety procedures to support the new on farm and processing facility standards associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Support food processing efforts for overstocked produce items. Assist produce manager and gleaning coordinator with data collection, volunteer training, and transportation and distribution of fresh produce, as needed.
 
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 :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger SA Good Cheer Food Bank

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 87956


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