AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Mobile and Summer Feeding Program Member
The Mission of the St. Louis Area Foodbank is to build stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope. As the region's largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need, we are working to create a stronger, healthier bi-state region where no one goes to be hungry. The Summer VISTA Mobile and Summer Feeding program member will assist with food distributions throughout our 26-county region. These Mobile distributions help combat barriers that individuals and families may face when trying to get access to fresh, seasonal, and nutritious foods in both Urban and Rural areas. In a month, we serve roughly 6,125 households through the approximately 200 mobile markets we deliver directly to Partner Agencies and Program Partners and roughly 800 families each month through the four Food Fairs we host. The Foodbank is also piloting a Summer Feeding Program that will distribute meal kits, fresh produce, and snack items to 3 sites in the Metro area over 8 -10 weeks. We anticipate reaching 450 families a week throughout the program. In addition to the summer feeding program, the Foodbank is also in the process of piloting our Food on the Move program. Food on the Move will be smaller scale, more choice based distributions that clients are able to attend and walk through our Food on the Move trailer and choose what items they would like. VISTA would perform direct client service by attending and assisting at distributions, performing data collection and reporting, and assist in recruiting partners and organizing the logistics for each event. VISTA would also support our operations team in filing, reviewing schedules, and any other needed services.
This position requires someone who:
AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate (SA) members:
Volunteer Assignment Description - AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Mobile and SFFP Member
Title: AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Mobile and Summer Feeding Program Member
Sponsoring Organization: St. Louis Area Foodbank
Project Name: St. Louis Area Foodbank
Project Period: 05/31/21 08/22/21. Negotiable but must serve a full 8 weeks.
Goal of the Project:
The goal of the St. Louis Area Foodbank VISTA Program is help combat barriers that individuals and families may face in gaining access to fresh, seasonal, and nutritious foods in both Urban and Rural areas.
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