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AmeriCorps VISTA - SerVermont- Farm to Family Program (Vermont Department for Children and Families)

Organization Vermont Department for Children and Families
Location 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1020
Description
AmeriCorps VISTA - SerVermont - Farm to Family Program
 

The Department for Children and Families (DCF), Economic Services Division (ESD) administers the Farm to Family (F2F) program. DCF, as part of an integrated Agency of Human Services, fosters the healthy development, safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency of Vermonters. We are passionate about prevention and will: reduce poverty and homelessness; improve the safety and well-being of children and families; create permanent connections for children and youth; and provide timely and accurate financial supports for children, individuals and families. F2F helps people buy locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets. Recipients receive nutritional education. The program expands awareness and use of benefits at farmers’ markets. F2F is made up of several state and federal programs including, Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Senior Famers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP), State Farm to Family Program and Ladies First. The population served by the FMNP include pregnant women, breastfeeding women, post-partum women, infants over 6 months old and children up to age five. SFMNP serves low-income seniors age 60 and over. The State F2F program serves low-income Vermonters of any age. The Ladies first serves low-income women age 21 and over.

 

 

The VISTA will support the mission of well-being for Vermonters through an increase in Farm to Family benefit distribution and by increasing nutrition education training opportunities for program participants. The VISTA will support the Outcomes of Well-Being for Vermonters by supporting Vermont’s economy, Vermonter’s health, Vermont’s sustainable environment, and healthy behaviors. The VISTA will: *Design a higher capacity tracking system *Research options and develop a new system to disburse benefits *Seek solution that will increase efficiency for the program *Research option to enroll new markets and expand access *Develop standard operating procedures regarding market management *Create nutritional education trainings

Date Posted April 11th, 2018
Deadline August 6th, 2018
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Food Access and Nutrition, Technology solutions
Type Full Time
Compensation Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance .
How to Apply Apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=79641.

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