AmeriCorps Vista - Greater Cleveland - Hunger & Health Coordinator

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Cleveland, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 4, 2023

In our service territory, one in five people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank seeks to bridge the meal gap, connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having served more than 404,000 people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties in FY2020. We do this through both food distribution and SNAP outreach efforts. The Food Bank operates a community food distribution center, providing food and other critical grocery products annually to more than 1,000 local food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters, mobile pantries, programs for the elderly and other nonprofit agencies. We also prepare nutritious meals in our Food Bank Kitchen and take hundreds of calls a day in our help center, where we refer low income callers to local agencies and sign-up eligible Northeast Ohioans for the SNAP program and other benefits. Last year, through our outreach efforts, we helped almost 40,000 eligible people apply for public benefits. We continue to connect our clients to other non-profits to address the main drivers of food insecurity: housing, healthcare and employment.

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Member Duties : As the VISTA Member at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, you will strategically implement new collaborative processes with health care sector partners for the expansion of Hunger and Health/Food as Medicine initiatives. One focus of this role will be the Nourishing Beginnings project, a collaborative effort between GCFB and Better Health Partnership which aims to provide high-risk pregnant women receiving community health worker services with expanded access to high-quality nutritious foods and nutrition education. Working with the Nourishing Beginnings project and other programs, you will pilot a new customized ordering system, establishing client feedback procedures for the evaluation and refinement of programming. By helping to establish the program, procedures, and data processes, you will determine program effectiveness, investigating the true impact of Food as Medicine initiatives to maximize their influence in the community.

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

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

Service Areas :
Technology , Health , Hunger , Community Outreach , Education , Community and Economic Development , Children/Youth .

Skills :
Community Organization , Team Work , Communications , Recruitment , Leadership , Writing/Editing , Non-Profit Management , Public Health , Social Services , General Skills , Computers/Technology .