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Anti-Hunger Corps United Way of Dayton, Ohio

Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
Anti-Hunger Corps United Way of Dayton

Hunger Free America (HFA), in conjunction with some of the nation's most effective anti-hunger and poverty organizations, is in its second year of the Anti-Hunger Corps (AHC), an 88 member, nationwide AmeriCorps VISTA program. 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; more low-income children to obtain free school breakfasts and summer meals; effective nonprofit groups fighting hunger and poverty to raise more money and recruit and manage more volunteers, particularly high-impact and skilled volunteers.

Member Duties : The Hall Hunger Initiative is committed to working with our community partners to build a just and equitable food system that works for everyone.The VISTA will assist HHI and other community organizations in assessing delivery needs, direct communication with churches, neighborhood associations, senior organizations and other groups to determine specific needs. Maintain a database of identified needs. Work with community organizations and the public to create awareness of this new service.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Training , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :
Hunger , Community Outreach .

Skills :
Recruitment , Communications , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Leadership , Public Speaking , Computers/Technology , Team Work , General Skills .

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