Help Visually Impaired People Enjoy Healthy Food!


(34.032967,-118.29285)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1432 W AdamsLos Angeles, CA 90007

Help hundreds of people afford more fruits and vegetables at the Adams/Vermont farmers market!

About

Hunger Action LA operates the Market Match program, helping low income people get fresh fruits and vegetables at 23 farmers markets. Visually impaired people are often left out of healthy eating opportunities: many depend on the low monthly income provided by SSI and don't have enough to buy good locally grown fruits and vegetables. Hunger Action LA is reaching out with our visually impaired colleagues to create a program in which people with eyesight can help those who are blind to navigate the farmers market, understand different types of fruits and vegetables and how to prepare them, and enjoy the markets like anyone else! This is a new project and there is an opportunity for someone with strong imagination, problem solving and leadership skills to help us develop the program, including training (with most input from our own visually impaired colleagues), developing volunteer recruitment and training, figuring out transportation and partnership with other organizations. A very exciting and challenging opportunity!

We plan to pilot the program at the Adams Vermont market (thus the 1432 W Adams address), but the planning phase will take place at our headquarters at 961 S Mariposa Ave LA CA 90006

Skills

  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 6 hours per week

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