StarkFresh is a small, but mighty nonprofit located in Canton, Ohio servicing Stark County, Ohio. Our mission is tackling the causes of hunger by creating realistic pathways out of poverty. We envision a Stark County where a culture of healthy eating creates people who are healthier and communities that are rejuvenated and empowered. We are connecting growers, consumers, and producers to help create a food system that focuses on making locally-sourced, nutrient-dense, and affordable foods available to everyone in Stark County. We support learning and teaching opportunities that promote the growth, use, and sale of local foods and assist in the growth of urban agricultural employment. Although our organization has been around in various fashions since 1984, we didn't start focusing on food insecurity until 2012. Being a small organization with several large- scale programs and a limited paid staff, we are quite adept at utilizing partnerships and our volunteer network to keep the programs running smoothly.
Member Duties : The VISTA will help to extend the service of Suppertime Meals from the current population to the aging population. Help the Development of Program Handbook for off-site kitchen and agency partners and expand service to the Stark County DD community.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service , Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Training , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , $200 Monthly Housing Stipend .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Hunger , Community Outreach .
Communications , Social Services , Urban Planning , Public Health , Community Organization , General Skills .