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Food Access Specialist

Actively Recruiting

Openings

2 currently recruiting

Service Dates

March 4, 2019 - December 27, 2019

Application Window

July 24, 2018 - March 4, 2019

Locations

  • Cook County, IL
  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Jaqi Panizzo
jpanizzo@gcfd.org

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Description

In Cook County, 1 in 7 individuals struggle with food insecurity. To help alleviate hunger, the Greater Chicago Food Depository sent nearly 72 million pounds of food into the community in FY2017. The Food Depository distributes food through a network of 700 community programs, including 450 agencies such as soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. In order to operate efficiently, agency coordinators must be in consistent communication with the Food Depository to troubleshoot any issues, learn of new resources, remain in compliance with reporting requirements, and maintain successful food programs.

A team of Hunger Action Corps fellows will support the Food Depository’s member agencies through community outreach and regular site visits. Primarily, Hunger Action Corps fellows in this role will focus on supporting agencies as they transition to an electronic client intake system called Link2Feed.

In Cook County, 1 in 7 individuals struggle with food insecurity. To help alleviate hunger, the Greater Chicago Food Depository sent nearly 72 million pounds of food into the community in FY2017. The Food Depository distributes food through a network of 700 community programs, including 450 agencies such as soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. In order to operate efficiently, agency coordinators must be in consistent communication with the Food Depository to troubleshoot any issues, learn of new resources, remain in compliance with reporting requirements, and maintain successful food programs.

A team of Hunger Action Corps fellows will support the Food Depository’s member agencies through community outreach and regular site visits. Primarily, Hunger Action Corps fellows in this role will focus on supporting agencies as they transition to an electronic client intake system called Link2Feed.
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Living Allowance

$1166 - $1166 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Travel throughout Cook County is required for AmeriCorps members serving in this position - access to a working vehicle and proof of insurance are required.

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

35

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Jaqi Panizzo
jpanizzo@gcfd.org

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