AmeriCorps VISTA position available
Fresh Bucks Coordinator
Indy Hunger Network
Fresh Bucks increases access to and the affordability of healthy local foods at farmers’ markets for customers paying with a SNAP EBT card (formerly called food stamps). For every dollar a SNAP recipient spends on Indiana-grown fruits and vegetables at a participating farmers’ market, he/she will receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to $20, increasing their purchasing power and increasing sales for Indiana farmers. The Fresh Bucks program was developed and implemented by an Indy Hunger Network VISTA in 2014. After a successful pilot year, the Fresh Bucks program has tremendous opportunity for growth in 2015. The new AmeriCorps VISTA will coordinate the Fresh Bucks program at the existing five participating farmers’ markets while working to expand the program. The VISTA will be responsible for three vital parts of the program: community outreach, recording and analyzing performance at farmers’ markets, and expanding to new markets. Specific tasks will include: • conducting research into incentive programs and targeting areas of low food access • assisting farmers’ markets to become SNAP authorized • expanding Fresh Bucks to other farmers’ markets, mobile markets, and retail spaces • organizing quarterly stakeholder meetings • collecting, analyzing, and reporting monthly performance data • developing reports for coalition partners to track progress • implementation of marketing/outreach plan. This position may also collaborate on nutrition education projects within the Indy Hunger Network. The VISTA will have the opportunity to build an extensive network and gain valuable professional experience, as well as to assist the Indy Hunger Network achieve its goal to create a system that ensures anyone who is hungry can access the nutritious food they need.
To apply for this position, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=58616. For questions, contact Elise Springuel at317-925-0191 x168.