Nutrition Access Program Coordinator
The Hunger Action Corps is an AmeriCorps program that engages and cultivates social justice leaders who want to gain experience while fighting hunger. Since 2009, AmeriCorps members have supported Food Depository programs that connect food insecure individuals to vital programs with the vision of creating stronger, healthier communities.
Through a combination of service, experiential learning and formal training opportunities, Hunger Action Corps members make a difference in the lives of Cook County residents while gaining valuable skills that will transform their own. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : Assist in implementing and facilitating the creation of nutrition education and cooking demonstrations within GCFD member agencies and programs. Coordinate and facilitate nutrition training for volunteers.
Provide technical assistance to member agency representatives and volunteers who will implement nutrition education curriculum in their organizations. Build partnerships with healthcare organizations to ensure partners have access to and are knowledgeable about food programs in the Food Depository's network for patient referrals. Work with external partnerships with health providers to facilitate chronic disease screenings and primary care referrals during GCFD member distribution.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service , Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Training , Living Allowance .
Service Areas :
Health , Elder Care , Education , Community and Economic Development , Veterans , Hunger , Community Outreach , Children/Youth .
Public Health , Community Organization .