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COVID-19 HungerCorps Member (Full-time), Seattle, Washington

Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
COVID-19 HungerCorps Member (Full-time)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: United Way of King County's vision is to build a community where people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. As part of our work to end poverty, we are committed to ensuring that children, particularly children of color, have access to healthy food in the places where they live, learn, and play. Everyone deserves access to nutritious and culturally relevant food, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, local experts estimate that hunger in our community tripled. Low-income families and families of color were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and are experiencing hunger at unprecedented rates. United Way is working to support an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, by developing and scaling high-impact strategies to reduce food insecurity. As a HungerCorps member, you will connect families with critical food resources, including school meals, food banks, and public benefits programs like Basic Food (SNAP) - with a particular focus on supporting communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. As a HungerCorps member, you will serve with one or more of United Way's partner organizations. Partner organizations during the 2021 - 2022 service year include: • Tacoma Public Schools • The YMCA of Greater Seattle • United Way of King County - Door Dash Home Delivery Program • Food banks in Seattle and South King County

Member Duties : • Partner with school districts, food banks, and other community-based organizations to develop and implement large-scale anti-hunger strategies, including grocery home delivery programs, alternative school breakfast models, and afterschool meals programs • Build and sustain relationships with community members experiencing food insecurity and connect households to the appropriate community resources • Collect feedback and implement change as a result of family and community feedback • Assist families in enrolling in federal nutrition programs, including free and reduced-price school meals and Basic Food (SNAP) • Manage confidential client data and track ongoing food security interventions • Conduct outreach to connect families with their nearest food banks and meals sites • Collect and share stories highlighting local successes in connecting families to food resources

Program Benefits : Stipend , Health Coverage , Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training .

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Disaster Relief , Hunger , Community Outreach , Education , Community and Economic Development .

Skills :
Youth Development , Team Work , Community Organization , Communications , Education , Conflict Resolution , Public Health , General Skills .