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Anti-Hunger Corps at Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY
 
 
 
Hunger Free America (HFA), in conjunction with Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 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 at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York will develop and coordinate two programs, the Fresh Food Delivery Program and Mobile Pantry Program, aimed at improving access to nutritious, perishable foods among food insecure populations. Service activities will include researching best practices among existing Mobile Pantry Programs at other food banks. The VISTA will also identifying underserved communities that may benefit from the Mobile Pantry. Additionally, the VISTA will be responsible for designing and coordinating the Fresh Produce Delivery program.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Anti-Hunger Corps at Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY

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  05/15/2019  To  07/31/2019 

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

Listing ID 89374


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