Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 25-Feb-2019 to 26-Mar-2019
  • - Indy Hunger Network
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • VISTA/AmeriCorps

Indy Hunger Network (IHN) employs innovative systems and networks to increase access to nutritional food. Help take our Food Pantry Network and Food Drop program for truckers to the next level! This is a one-year term of service beginning June 10, 2019 and ending June 9, 2020.

Indy Hunger Network is a coalition of hunger relief agencies working to ensure that anyone who is hungry can get the food they need. This position will be based at Gleaners Food Bank on the southwest side of Indianapolis.

In this role, you will oversee the Food Drop project and Food Pantry Network, two exciting and growing initiatives! Food Drop is a website that helps truckers redirect rejected food loads to food banks instead of landfills.  The Food Pantry Network project brings pantries together to collaborate/share information and resources in order to improve service to their clients.

Your work will focus on expanding the Food Drop program statewide and developing a network of small food pantries to help them improve their ability to serve the community.
Specific duties include:
• Developing and implementing an outreach plan to promote Food Drop to truckers, food banks and other partners
• Gathering donation data from participating food banks to assess the effectiveness of Food Drop
• Writing grant proposals to seek additional funding for Food Drop
• Facilitating and fostering a network of small food pantries in the Indianapolis area
• Developing, coordinating, and promoting the 3rd Annual Food Pantry Summit
• Facilitating quarterly food pantry network meetings in each of the Indianapolis townships

We are looking for someone who is detail-oriented and comfortable working independently. While all projects provide an opportunity to work collaboratively with food assistance professionals, most time is spent working independently.
Other required qualifications include:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills
• Car recommended
• Some travel required

By the end of your service term, you will have redirected thousands of pounds of food from landfills to the homes of people needing food assistance, and helped to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local food pantries!

The position also offers: 
• Modest living stipend, education award at the end of service, and relocation assistance. To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA, see
• Camaraderie with 6 other IHN VISTAs
• Team engagement activities, including bi-weekly meetings to discuss projects, socialize, and hear from guest presenters
• Mentoring, one-on-one coaching, and professional development trainings
• Assistance preparing for life after VISTA (resume review, interview prep, etc.)
• Opportunities to work with leaders in hunger relief, including current and retired corporate executives and non-profit agency heads
• Opportunities to work independently and lead projects

Click the APPLY button to apply through the AmeriCorps website.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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