21-22 Emergency Food Network Home Delivery Program Associate
Emergency Food Network (EFN) operates as a distribution center
that provides food to 70+ food pantries, meal sites, and shelters
in Pierce County, Washington. EFN distributes 17 million pounds of
food each year by procuring and transporting large food donations,
buying staple items in bulk, tracking and storing government food,
and growing food locally at our farm and community garden. In
Pierce County, 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 5 children are food insecure.
This number is expected to continue to increase as a result of the
global pandemic and economic crisis. Access to transportation has
always been a barrier for receiving food at a food pantry, but
right now, many more high-risk individuals cannot visit a food
pantry and are in need of a home delivery. In our county there are
only three food pantries with a delivery option and others do not
have the capacity to create one during this time. Emergency Food
Network has stepped in to assist these high-risk or home bound
individuals by creating a Home Delivery Program that launched in
May 2020. This program has grown quickly and is now serving 300
households each week. 71 volunteers have given 1,886 hours of their
time making these deliveries possible. While we want this program
to grow to meet the needs of our community members, our staff has
limited capacity to manage the additional volunteer recruitment,
recipient in-take, and the route construction that is needed to
serve more households without the support of an AmeriCorps member.
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Member Duties : This Home Delivery Program Associate will manage
weekly calls to recipients, gather feedback and data, assist in the
recruitment and management of volunteers, route deliveries, and
coordinate the packing food boxes for distribution. This project
will impact the food security hundreds of individuals and families
by getting them consistent and healthy food delivered to their
Program Benefits : Housing , Training , Stipend , Health
Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon
successful completion of service .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended
, Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Veterans , Hunger .
Public Speaking , Social Services , Team Work , Leadership ,
Conflict Resolution , Recruitment , Veterans , Writing/Editing ,
Non-Profit Management , Communications , Community Organization