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AmeriCorps VISTA – Local Foods Coordinator

Posted: 02/09/2020

Do you have an interest in serving your community and supporting the local economy? Apply to be a Local Foods Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA! As a Local Foods Coordinator VISTA, you will be working with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and the University of Northern Iowa on improving community food security and access to nutritious food for vulnerable populations in northeast Iowa. This is a year-long commitment that will involve fostering partnerships between local food producers and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to increase the amount of produce donated, therefore enhancing the community’s access to fresh, locally sourced foods. You will not only be identifying and building relationships with new farmers, but enhancing and strengthening existing partnerships to maximize the amount of produce donations received. This position will allow you to gain experience and knowledge in outreach and community engagement as you travel to farmer’s markets and rural counties in the area to solicit donations and promote the importance of community food security. The Local Foods Coordinator VISTA works directly with Food Bank staff and volunteers to plan and coordinate produce growing projects and contracts with local farmers. For more information about the position, contact Michelle Sullivan via phone at 319-235-0507 ext. 107 or email: msullivan@northeastiowafoodbank.org . If you would like to learn more about being an AmeriCorps VISTA member, please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista.

Type of Employment: Contract,Seasonal