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'20-'21 Food Drives Coordinator VISTA, UWTC
 
 
 
Thurston County Food Bank (TCFB) provides groceries to 50,000+ families & individuals annually. Our mission is to eliminate hunger in our community, in the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. We engage thousands of volunteers to support our work, distribute food to 70+ locations, and rescue millions of pounds of fresh food from grocers & food distribution centers. We provide a no-barrier service that makes it possible for those experiencing hunger to receive groceries free of charge. A vital part of our operation is our Food Drives program. Although food banks distribute more fresh and frozen foods today than ever before, dry and canned staples such as peanut butter, cereal, grains, legumes, and quick meals are always a necessity for clients. Although food banks can and do purchase shelf-stable items in bulk to stretch their dollars, food drives bring many advantages that buying in bulk misses. Food drives bring more variety and items that meet special dietary needs. Food drives also bring a fun, engaging, hands-on opportunity for community members of all ages to help those in need. For many people, their one interaction and exposure to their local food bank takes place when their business, school, faith organization, or club organizes a food drive. TCFB is fortunate to have a thriving grassroots network of individuals and groups who organize food drives on our behalf. However, there is much work to be done to better support, coordinate, and communicate with this network. When donors receive fast follow-up on pickup requests and feel thanked, acknowledged and appreciated, their food drives are much more likely to grow and become a repeat occasion. The VISTA will be a member of the Greater South Sound VISTA team, made up of 19 other VISTA members and supported by the VISTA Leader, who coordinates professional development opportunities, provides individualized support and resources, and supports the program’s success.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will fight poverty by creating a growing, thriving network of volunteers & donors to support food drives that bring in healthy & nutritionally dense food items. The VISTA will also partner with staff to coordinate & improve large annual food drive planning & execution (Well Fed Well Read, Stamp Out Hunger, Thurston Dentists’ Drive). The VISTA member duties include recruiting & retaining volunteers for food drive pick-up requests; creating systems for volunteer driver scheduling & dispatch; communicating food bank needs to the community; encouraging donation of healthy items & items needed for special diets; encouraging "winter produce drives" when produce is scarce in the winter; creating systems for tracking food drive donations; creating systems to ensure that every donor is thanked & acknowledged; creating content for TCFB’s website & social media; and supporting & encouraging the growth & continuation of community food drive efforts, large & small.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Food bank services ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Valid driver's license ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
'20-'21 Food Drives Coordinator VISTA, UWTC

Program Start/End Date
11/09/2020  -   11/08/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  07/23/2020  To  09/01/2020 

Contact Judy Jones
2260 Mottman Rd SW
Tumwater   WA   98512
3607545703
www.thurstoncountyfoodbank.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95551


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