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 :
VISTAs would effectively serve as the NFPN Network Coordinator and NFPN Outreach Coordinator. On a day-to-day basis, they would be responsible for maintaining communications within the network and with the network’s external connections. They would engage in outreach activities with potential member agencies as well as community members to serve on an Advisory Council. Throughout their service year, they would also implement new procedures, modify an existing GIS map to better understand need and assets within the Network area, create new internal and external connections, organize network programs and events, apply for funding and other opportunities, and devise any other means of bolstering the network’s capacity and sustainability.
Program Benefits :
Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Stipend , Relocation Allowance .
- 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 .
Writing/Editing , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Recruitment , Leadership , General Skills , Team Work , Communications , Non-Profit Management , Public Speaking , Community Organization .
Anti-Hunger Corps Northwest Food Partners Network
Program Start/End Date
10/26/2020 - 10/25/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 09/01/2020 To 10/31/2020
Contact Elena Farmer
50 Broad St
New York NY 10004
Listing ID 98930