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Anti-Hunger Corps at GardenShare
 
 
 
Hunger Free America (HFA), in conjunction with GardenShare, is in its first year of the Anti-Hunger Corps (AHC), a 21 member AmeriCorps VISTA program in California and New York. This program engages VISTA members and partnering organizations in moving families beyond the soup kitchen by breaking down barriers and providing improved access to healthful, nutritious foods. The AHC VISTA program aims to address hunger, poverty, and build the capacity of the agencies that address these issues. Members will assist unemployed and under-employed people obtain job training, job placement, and financial literacy services; improve access to food from government and nonprofit sources for targeted populations in particular and food insecure people in general; enable residents of food deserts to access healthier foods through farmers markets and community gardens; more low-income children to obtain free school breakfasts and summer meals; effective nonprofit groups fighting hunger and poverty to raise more money and recruit and manage more volunteers, particularly high-impact and skilled volunteers.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will help GardenShare become the central point for information related to the local food system, food resources and food research. The member will collect information, research, assessment data, best practices, model policies and other pertinent resources related to food systems and food security in St. Lawrence County. Additionally, by acting as a collection point for related research, needs assessments and best practices, we can help local organizations become better informed on matters related to public policy. The VISTA will also Increase capacity of the GardenShare to compete for grants.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Anti-Hunger Corps at GardenShare

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/02/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/03/2019  To  07/31/2020 

Contact Vicky Dumbuya
50 Broad St
New York   NY   10004
(212) 825-0028
vdumbuya@hungerfreeamerica.org
www.hungerfreeamerica.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88902


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