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Good Cheer Produce Recovery Summer Associate
 
 
 
The Good Cheer Food Bank’s gleaning program engages volunteers to harvest and deliver excess produce from backyard fruit trees, the Bayview Farmer’s Market, and the Organic Farm School, for distribution to Whidbey Island’s hungry populations. 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 seventh 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 Summer Associate at Good Cheer Food Bank will support Fresh Food on the Table, our program to supply nutritious, locally-sourced fresh fruits and vegetables to low income and impoverished children, individuals, and families on South Whidbey Island in Washington. The Summer Associate’s activities will be focused on fair and efficient distribution of fresh produce, as well as healthy eating education. The Summer Associate will partner directly with produce donors, contract farmers, and garden volunteers to harvest, wash, pack, and deliver produce, contributing to food and nutrition education efforts for food bank clients. The Summer Associate will assist with food processing and season extension efforts, contributing to evaluation and discussion around retooling distribution points and limits system, assisting with photo documentation, outreach efforts, survey collection, and donor recordkeeping to track and evaluate program impacts.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  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 attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Education ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Good Cheer Produce Recovery Summer Associate

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  05/27/2020 

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

Listing ID 94833


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