Host a Harvest VISTA

Host Site Requirements 

Harvest Against Hunger is currently seeking new host site partners for our Harvest VISTA program. Our Harvest VISTA program acts as an incubator and catalyst, utilizing a team of AmeriCorps VISTA to serve marginalized and underserved communities. Through our programs, Harvest VISTA members build and strengthen capacity for gleaning and produce recovery models, local food systems, and Indigenous and Tribal organizations.  

Requirements:

Host site must be an established nonprofit or tribal organization

Must commit to a three-year partnership with Harvest Against Hunger

Able to pay the annual shared cost fee (est. $1,500 annually  – still needs to be determined)

Paid staff member must directly supervise the Harvest VISTA

Host site must provide a dedicated workspace for the Harvest VISTA

Must enforce the AmeriCorps VISTA requirements regarding the prohibition of religious and political activities by the Harvest VISTA during service (follow the Hatch Act)

Harvest VISTA Programs

Produce Recovery and Gleaning

The produce recovery and gleaning model places Harvest VISTAs at organizations that increase access to local fresh produce at the farm level.

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Food Systems

Harvest VISTAs in the food system program model coordinate hunger relief programs and projects that benefit local communities.    

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Indigenous and Tribal Communities

The goal of this program model is to help build or expand food systems in Indigenous and Tribal communities. We are seeking partners that work directly with these communities. 

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