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Opportunity Council - Sea Mar - Food Access VISTA
 
 
 
In the United States, 15% of the population is considered food insecure. However, food insecurity disproportionally impacts minorities such as the Latino Community. Moreover, among the Latino Community, there is a sector where the food insecurity is endemic: farmworkers, the backbone of the agriculture industry. Farmworkers, seasonal or migrant, are more than 400% more likely than the general public to lack the consistent ability to meet food needs. This VISTA member will strengthen Sea Mar’s effort to increase food security for the Latino Community in Whatcom County. The VISTA member will do a community health assessment on food insecurity in the target community, in collaboration with the health educators of Whatcom County. Additionally, they will maintain existent partnerships addressing food insecurity, to create a program that brings food to the people, but also provides education to become self-sustainable and increase self-advocacy through food budgeting, gardening class, etc. By increasing availability and access to quality nutritious food, and dietary counseling, it is expected that the target community will improve their eating habits, health outcomes, and self-advocacy. As well, it is expected that the program can increase and sustain community partnerships for one common goal: eliminate food insecurity.
 
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Member Duties : This AmeriCorps VISTA member will be responsible for 1) assessing food insecurity in the target community, 2) developing programming to increase food security, 3) coordinating efforts to implement the program, and 4) designing an evaluation program that identifies possible barriers for sustainability and suggesting possible solutions. This VISTA will collaborate with Sea Mar Health Educators, other Sea Mar programs, and community partners include the Food Banks, markets, and County Health Department.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Opportunity Council - Sea Mar - Food Access VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  06/11/2019  To  07/22/2019 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225
3607345121
naomi_siegel@oppco.org
www.oppco.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 90012


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