Program & Development AmeriCorps VISTA
1 year commitment
05/25/2018 - 05/24/2019
Member Duties : The Program & Development VISTA will assist staff to build capacity for the Farm Truck 912 project. This mobile farmer's market brings fresh, healthy food to low-income neighborhoods with otherwise limited access. Farm Truck 912 accepts and doubles SNAP/EBT benefits and offers health and nutrition education for customers. The VISTA will also assist with the Mixed Greens project. Mixed Greens is a group of citizens that strives to build a welcoming community around the Forsyth Farmers’ Market and the surrounding neighborhood, as well as provide opportunities for connection and contribution for people with and without disabilities.
Program Benefits : Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Housing allowance , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .
06/04/2018 - 07/29/2018
Member Duties : Member activities include: research, design and implement education programs geared at healthy eating; conduct outreach to build an audience for educational programs; work to ensure families who are eligible for SNAP redemption are enrolled; promote the Fresh for Less Program to families currently using SNAP benefits.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Training , Housing allowance paid to landlord , Education award upon successful completion of service , Relocation Allowance , Stipend , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Housing .