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Shopping Matters Facilitators
ORGANIZATION: Capital Area Food Bank
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5 people are interested
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The Capital Area Food Bank, founded in1980, is the largest nonprofit food distribution and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metro area; servicing the community through direct service and its network of partner agencies .
Kids Cafe is an afterschool feeding program for children in low-income areas. In order to support our Kids Cafe sites we would like to offer them the Shopping Matters program to teach parents about nutrition, reading labels, pricing food and other healthy shopping tips.
The Shopping Matters Facilitator will use the Shopping Matters curriculum to teach parents about healthy and affordable shopping choices.
- Enthusiastically greet clients at the center and inform them about the tour expectations
- Assist clients in completing evaluation forms prior to the tour
- Talk about supermarket layout strategies
- Walk with the clients through the supermarket
- Assist clients with making budgeting and food selection decisions
- Assist clients in completing evaluation forms after the tour
- Take photos of clients and purchases when permitted.
- Summarize the tour and what occurred in a report format
- Attend all meetings and trainings (initial training at the food bank and other trainings available online)
- Document work activities
- At least 18 years of age
- Experience working with low-income populations
- Must be willing and able to travel to grocery stores in DC, MD and NoVA
- Approachable and display enthusiasm for healthy living
- Physically capable of walking 20 minutes or more
- Strongly prefer basic food knowledge/nutrition and culinary skills
- Basic computer knowledge
- Flexible scheduling to accommodate our parents and site leaders’ schedules
Volunteer Work Schedule and Hours:
- Flexible scheduling to meet volunteer and clients’ needs.
- To be determined (differ at each site)
- Partner community sites serving children and teens in DC, MD, and Northern VA
Impact of this volunteer opportunity:
Kids Cafe operates at over 80 sites serving almost 2000 kids a day across the DC metro area. This ensures that many kids are provided necessary meals and nutrition education to kids after school hours. This volunteer’s assistance will help our Kids Cafe sites to have a larger community impact in terms of nutrition education and healthy eating choices.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Capital Area Food Bank
4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, US
The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community.
In a region as large as metropolitan Washington, ensuring everyone has access to good, healthy food takes a significant community effort-which is why we partner with over 450 nonprofit organizations in DC and the surrounding region. Together, we provide 30 million meals to almost half a million area residents, every year. And because we know that food alone won’t solve hunger, we also address the root causes of hunger through multiple education programs and innovative service delivery partnerships.
It’s a big undertaking. And it’s all made possible by the generosity of our donors, the hard work of our partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NEWashington DC, DC 20017
April 15, 2013