Nearly 12 percent of Johnson County Iowa residents are food insecure. Table to Table is launching new initiatives that get fresh produce to Johnson County pantries serving 13,000 people (1). Those who don’t have adequate access to food have even less access to nutritious fresh foods. Fresh, local produce is often cost-prohibitive for impoverished families and a cost burden to hunger relief agencies serving them. Food recovery programs like the one we are proposing have proven to effectively address food insecurity and resulting health outcomes. Beneficiaries of fresh food recovery programs have reported increased fruit and vegetable consumption, healthier overall diets, and decreased stress levels (2). This program will address the emergency food needs of Johnson County residents and provide them access to additional nutritious food resources.
Table to Table is looking for immediate support in the following positions:
Part-Time Program Assistant
This Table to Table staff position is a permanent 10-hour per week position
Looking for a part-time gig with a local organization doing big things? This job is ideal for a reliable, friendly, and organized person with some free mornings during the week. The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the daily function of the food rescue program and its volunteers in a friendly and fast-paced environment. This person directs volunteers and communicates with donor/recipient sites to ensure smooth pick-up and delivery of donations. The best candidate is a team player with leadership experience and enjoys interacting with people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Applicants must be energetic, self-motivated, and have strong communication skills. This position reports to the Food Rescue Program Manager. Read more about this position and apply here.
Americorps Iowa Gleaning Program Development Coordinator
12 Month VISTA
The Iowa Gleaning Program Development Coordinator is responsible for the development and support of a multi-site statewide gleaning initiative. This initiative’s priority is to access additional agricultural products to meet the nutritional needs of food-insecure families throughout Iowa. This position serves in the gleaning network to develop public education and outreach materials for the implementation of local gleaning initiatives which will harvest and distribute produce to local pantries and food banks. Read more about the position and Apply here!
Source 1) https://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2018/overall/iowa
Source 2) Megan D. Wolfson & Catherine Greeno (2020) Savoring surplus: effects of food rescue on recipients, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 15:1, 62-79, DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2018.1512921