VISTA, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Posted on April 25, 2003

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
New hire will be paid through the Americorps VISTA program.

Program Description
The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger offers a unique opportunity to work closely with charitable feeding programs while simultaneously addressing system-wide hunger issues. Recent programs include: The Nourish Your Soul Community Cookbook, a 200 page collection of recipes and stories which, once published, will be sold as a fundraiser by Philadelphia soup kitchens and food cupboards; The Walk Against Hunger, our annual public awareness and grassroots empowerment event drawing over 3,000 participants from the five county area; The Philadelphia Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign? a USDA funded campaign that trains volunteers to help low-income clients determine their food stamp eligibility and if found eligible, assist them in the application process. These programs and more are cranked out of a small close-knit office located in a unique North Philadelphia neighborhood convenient to public transportation. As a VISTA, you would actively participate in all aforementioned programs with many opportunities for creativity and skill-development. Experience is not as necessary as the willingness, acuity, and self-starting attitude to get your hands dirty and dive in. Previous VISTA volunteers have left GPCAH with the skills they need to enter the job market or move on to graduate school.

Position Duties
Marketing/PR Associate
Work closely with low income community groups and charitable feeding programs to assist them in marketing and selling The Nourish Your Soul Community Cookbook. Learn to screen clients for food stamps and provide assistance in navigating the Welfare System. Recruit teams for the Walk Against Hunger and spread the word about the paradox of food-insecurity amid such abundance in our country. Partner with For Our Common Good, a self-funded partnership that develops creative fund raising mechanisms, as well as Tamika Patton, regarded by City Paper as the 2002 best Female Gospel singer in the Philadelphia area, to promote Tamika?s newest CD featuring, The Children? Song dedicated to supporting the work of the Coalition.

Contact the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger for more information.
Phone: 215-430-0555 Fax: 215-223-3073
Websites: <a href="http://www.hungercoalition.org">http://www.hungercoalition.org</a>, <a href="http://www.hungerwalk.org">http://www.hungerwalk.org</a>
Email: kwilson@hungercoalition.org
Contact: Karen Wilson, director


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