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Soul Food Project, Inc

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The mission of Soul Food Project, Inc is to foster wellness in our community by increasing access to local food through urban agriculture, offering hands on education, and showcasing local art.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. Urban Farm
  2. Youth Program, called Youth Grow Indy
  3. to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that work to increase food access in our community

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for
* determining the mission and purposes of the organization
* selecting and evaluating the performance of the CEO/executive director
* strategic and organizational planning
* ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
* fundraising and resource development
* approving and monitoring Soul Food Project's programs and services
* enhancing Soul Food Project's public image
* assessing its own performance as the governing body of Soul Food Project

EXPECTATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS
Each individual board member is expected to
* know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
* faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
* serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for ABC Organization to advance its mission
* leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve Soul Food Project's mission
* help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
* prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
* participate fully in one or more committees

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About Soul Food Project, Inc

Location:

4029 N Temple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Soul Food Project is to foster wellness in our community by increasing food access with our urban farms, offering hands on development for youth and giving local artists space to showcase their work.

Description

SFP was founded in 2017 as a grassroots organization. It began as a community garden at our Temple Ave location. In the summer of 2018, youth were introduced to our work when our founder Danielle was asked to run a youth farming program. Youth Grow Indy, our summer farming experience, was created that summer. This program hires middle school and high school students to help out during the summer while also helping them to develop their own skills. We grow leaders, not farmers. In the fall of 2018, planning of the Avondale Meadows Farmers Market began and it was launched the summer of 2019. Entering into the 2020 season, Youth Grow Indy is still going, the farmers market is entering the second year, and a new growing site is being prepared.

Board Development
Children & Youth
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Attendance at quarterly meetings as a board member, but can commit more time to smaller initiatives voluntarily

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