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AmeriCorps Summer Produce Associate

Good Cheer Fresh Foods

Good Cheer Food Bank & Thrift Stores | https://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/ | goodcheerfreshfoods@gmail.com

Posted on: 04/19/2021 10:30 am

Dates: June 21, 2021 through August 29, 2021


Good Cheer Food Bank is seeking an AmeriCorps Summer Produce Associate to join our food bank, kitchen, garden, and gleaning efforts.

The Summer Associate will support our program to supply nutritious, locally-sourced fresh fruits and vegetables to Whidbey Island’s hungry populations. This VISTA opportunity is a project of Harvest Against Hunger, which connects local growers, food banks and volunteers to secure fresh produce for distribution to thousands of people throughout Washington State.

This role requires work indoors and outdoors, in a setting that requires flexibility to switch attention between various projects and tasks throughout the day. We are located on South Whidbey Island, in Island County, Washington.

Essential Functions

  • Food processing and season extension efforts
  • Harvest, wash, pack, and deliver produce
  • Receive, unload, and process donations
  • Support healthy eating and nutrition education
  • Contribute to outreach efforts
  • Recordkeeping
  • Other duties and projects as needed

Compensation

  • Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend
  • Living Allowance

For more information, and to apply, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/

Number of interns needed: 1

Kids Okay: No.

Pets Okay: No.

Car Required: No.

Experience Required: Not Necessary.

Specific skills or knowledge required: Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Collaboration with diverse groups of people from all walks of life; Strong analytical problem solving and organizational skills; Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

Work Hours: Full Time.

Paid: Yes.

About Good Cheer Food Bank & Thrift Stores

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        County: Island

        Public Address: 2812 Grimm Road, Langley, WA, 98260

        Mailing Address: po box 144, langley, WA, 98260

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        Daytime Phone: 360-221-4868

        Evening Phone: 360-221-4868