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FARMS FOR LIFE

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Join our Board of Directors! Farms for Life is a small local nonprofit organization that raises funds to support local farmers by purchasing their surplus produce and donating the fresh produce to community agencies that serve people in need of healthy food. Farms for Life is mostly all volunteer run by it's board of directors so our board chairs each have roles and contribute to the work and mission of FFL.

We are looking for a committed individual who is passionate about food access, food equity, local farming, or similar related fields. If interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and a brief introduction to MarniS@Farms4Life.org.

Position Description: Board Chair: Member at Large - Farm Selection Committee Chair

Farms for Life's model involves the purchase of surplus produce from local farms and that produce is given to nonprofit agencies that serve people in need of healthy food. The Member at Large - Farm Committee Chair will not only lead the selection of farm partners for Farms for Life, but will also have an impact on reviewing issues that most impact our partners.

This board position will serve as the lead for FFL's annual farm selection committee. Volunteer duties include attending monthly board meetings, leading the farm selection committee, and spending time on issues related to farmers that may require processes creation or changes (example: wholesale prices, budget spend on farmers, etc).

The Member at Large Farm Committee Chair is critical to the work at Farms for Life as it provides an opportunity for a board member to dive into critical issues that have a direct impact on the primary partners of Farms for Life's mission.

Farms for Life's model involves the purchase of surplus produce from local farms and that produce is given to nonprofit agencies that serve people in need of healthy food. The MAL Farm Committee Lead will not only lead the selection of farm partners for Farms for Life, but will also have an impact on reviewing issues that most impact our partners

Main Duties

The main duties of this position are:

  • Attend monthly board meetings (currently held via ZOOM)
  • Lead farm selection committee
  • Create processes and lead discussion around farm related issues pertaining to FFL farm partners (wholesale prices, budget spend on farmers)
  • Represent FFL at community events/fundraisers (as possible)

Additional duties (supplemental and/or non-regular) include:

  • Attend annual board retreat (generally in January, held locally)
  • Attend quarterly potlucks (as able)
Other
  • Must have access to a computer/internet for regular email access online board meetings

Estimated Volunteer Time: 2-5 hours per month

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About FARMS FOR LIFE

Location:

PO BOX 1034, WOODINVILLE, WA 98072, US

Mission Statement

Farms for Life ensures the viability of local sustainable farms and provides fresh produce to members of our community who are underserved.

Description

Farms for Life plays an important role in supporting local farmers and connecting local, farm fresh produce to people in need of healthy food. FFL began in 2009 by a local Woodinville farmer who hated leaving unsold produce in the fields to be tilled in and decided to ask her customers and CSA members if they would help come up with an idea to both support small local farmers and to feed the community in need of fresh food. Farms for Life was created as a non-profit in 2010, and in 2020 we purchased over 22,000 pounds of produce! We strive to constantly grow and support more farmers and donate more produce each year! Read more about our history here: https://www.farmsforlife.org/about-us

How we work: We raise funds to purchase surplus produce from our farm partners and donate the fresh produce to community agencies, both in the Snohomish and King County areas. The community agencies that we partner with serve populations who otherwise might not have access to fresh produce. They in turn either distribute the fresh produce to their clients farmers market style, or prepare healthy meals for their clients. See all of our current farm and agency partners at FarmsforLife.org!

Thank you for your interest in getting involved and supporting our work. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 1034Woodinville, WA 98072

(47.7572,-122.136)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-5 hours per month
  • see job description and board agreement - One year commitment

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