Food Security Coordinator

One in ten Coloradans struggle with hunger. Barriers to access healthy food are economic, educational / cultural, and physical (geography, transportation, seasonality, production, and distribution). At the same time, the agricultural sector is trying to meet the challenge of feeding a growing population with changing dietary demands while reducing the negative environmental impact of agricultural activities.The Mountain Roots Healthy Futures Program builds community food security by creating synergies among education initiatives, nutrition and food access programs, public health and human services, and agricultural/conservation programs. Community-driven initiatives in the Healthy Futures Program include Farm to School, Sustainable Agriculture & Community Gardens, Hunger Solutions (Food Security), and Public Health programs, working together to build and sustain healthy communities, healthy people, and a healthy environment.The Gunnison Farmer's Market, in partnership with the Gunnison Congregational Church, is interested in addressing the food and nutrition needs of low-income residents and families who are disproportionately affected by health concerns. In particular, increasing the use of SNAP benefits to purchase farm fresh food, and/or alternative distribution models that provide targeted access to fresh, healthy food. The GFM Food Security Coordinator will work with these and other partner organizations to understand and overcome barriers that marginalized community members experience around equitable access to fresh food.The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be able to work independently but be willing to ask questions when in doubt, and must have good people skills. The ability to speak Spanish is a valuable, but not required skill. This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations.
Terms :
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :
Hunger , Community Outreach , Health , Community and Economic Development . Skills :
Non-Profit Management , Communications , Public Speaking , General Skills , Leadership , Community Organization , Public Health , Team Work , Social Services.

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