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Harvest SA Elk Run Farm
 
 
 
Elk Run Farm grows produce for the South King County Food Coalition. Families of South King County living in poverty need increased access to fresh produce to address food insecurity and resulting health issues such as obesity and diabetes. Many parts of the region have a high percentage of low-income families coupled with low access to healthy foods. The food banks of South King County serve over 9,000 different families every month in a region where half of children across nine school districts qualify for federal meals. The vision is to provide member food banks with year-round produce that is diverse, nutritious, and familiar to food bank clients. 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. The 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. 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 tenth 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 SA will engage with Elk Run Farm to help expand the production of fruits and vegetables by growing, harvesting and delivering produce from Elk Run Farm to the food banks of South King County Food Coalition. The SA will also coordinate weekly Free Farm Stands at member food banks, working with the high school internship program, recruiting and training volunteers for specialized roles and working alongside farm staff. In addition, the SA will support the record-keeping and evaluation process of farm produce and farm program.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Environment ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest SA Elk Run Farm

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  03/09/2020  To  05/24/2020 

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

Listing ID 94462


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