Hunger Free America (HFA), in conjunction with Northwest Food Partners Network, is in its second year of the Anti-Hunger Corps (AHC), an AmeriCorps VISTA program that places members at agencies nationwide. This program engages VISTA members and partnering organizations in moving families beyond the soup kitchen by breaking down barriers and providing improved access to healthful, nutritious foods. The AHC VISTA program aims to address hunger, poverty, and build the capacity of the agencies that address these issues. Members will assist unemployed and under-employed people obtain job training, job placement, and financial literacy services; improve access to food from government and nonprofit sources for targeted populations in particular and food insecure people in general; enable residents of food deserts to access healthier foods through farmers markets and community gardens; grow the number of low-income children able to obtain free school breakfasts and summer meals; and recruit and manage more volunteers, particularly high-impact, skilled volunteers.
Member Duties :
Go Beyond Hunger in conjunction with La Casa Norte is seeking a Network Coordinator VISTA will help build and maintain internal (i.e. between Northwest Food Partners Network NFPN members) and external (i.e. between NFPN and other community organizations/networks) connections and partnerships. The VISTA will help increase NFPN visibility and participation in other community, city, state, and national organizations, associations, and networks other tables addressing food insecurity on a community, city, state, and national level. The VISTA will help ensure the sustainability of the network’s programming. VISTA will also brainstorm and lead implementation of new anti-hunger programming ideas and, if those ideas are able to be implemented successfully, they will make efforts to ensure the sustainability of such programming.
Program Benefits :
Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Hunger .
Anti-Hunger Corps Go Beyond Hunger/La Casa Norte
Program Start/End Date
10/26/2020 - 10/25/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 08/01/2020 To 12/01/2020
Contact Elena Farmer
50 Broad St
New York NY 10004
Listing ID 99230