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Harvest SA Thurston County Food Bank
 
 
 
The Thurston County Food Bank’s (TCFB) mission is to eliminate hunger in Thurston County. The Food Bank is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of community leaders. Their service area includes the urban core and growth areas around Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. TCFB conducts a number of efforts related to fresh produce and healthy eating. Project Background: Harvest VISTA, a program of Harvest Against Hunger, connects local growers, food banks and volunteers to secure fresh produce for distribution to thousands of people throughout Washington State. Harvest VISTA program finds new and innovative ways to decrease waste of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase the availability of nutritious produce to food bank clients.
 
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Member Duties : The SA will help facilitate delivery of gleaned produce to our Client Service Center, where a majority of clients are served, and to the Warehouse Distribution Center which distributes food to over 70 hunger relief organizations. The SA will support gleaning events, take lead on fruit tree gleaning for the season, provide homeowners education and outreach around fruit tree care. The SA will work with volunteers in our Client Service Center to organize and rotate produce, build weekly pallet of hardy local produce to be distributed, visit and support gardens activities/work parties. In addition, the SA will collect photo releases from volunteer and take high-quality photos and collect "thank a farmer" notes from clients.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  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 working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest SA Thurston County Food Bank

Program Start/End Date
06/22/2020  -   08/30/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2020  To  05/24/2020 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
2066861486
maria@harvestagainsthunger.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94460


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