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Nationwide hunger/food waste nonprofit seeking a sociologist for consultations

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AMPLEHARVEST ORG

  • 2 people are interested
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AmpleHarvest.org is an award winning 11 year old program that engages America 62 million home/community gardeners and enables them to donate their surplus harvest to a local food pantry.

At its heart, this is a social engagement program and we're in need of someone with experience and expertise in working with and documenting awareness and behavior.

Take a look at the TEDx talk at www.AmpleHarvest.org/TED to see what we do, and then read www.AmpleHarvest.org/definingthedifference to see what we don't.

If you can help, let's talk.

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About AMPLEHARVEST ORG

Location:

24 CLOVER RD, NEWFOUNDLAND, NJ 07435, US

Mission Statement

AmpleHarvest.org diminishes the waste of food and therefore hunger in America by educating, encouraging and enabling gardeners to donate their excess harvest to the needy in their community instead of allowing it to rot in the garden.

Description

AmpleHarvest.org, founded by CNN Hero Gary Oppenheimer, is a nationwide non-profit that uses the Internet to diminish wasted food and hunger, improve nutrition and help the environment in America by educating, encouraging and empowering millions of backyard gardeners to easily find a local food pantry eager for their excess garden bounty.

Currently there are nearly 8,000 food pantries across all 50 states registered on AmpleHarvest.org, and more are joining every day.

AmpleHarvest.org has received support and backing from Google Inc., the White House and the USDA, the National Council of Churches, the National Gardening Association, Feeding America and its member food banks, Garden Writers of America as well as numerous faith organizations. It is available to food pantries (and similar feeding programs) and gardeners at no charge.

Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Psychology
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • A few hours per month.
  • Being a gardener or having had past experience with food banks/pantries are a plus but not a requirement.

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