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Mobile Market Pilot Support- Auburn & Kent!

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ORGANIZATION: FareStart

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As part of FareStart’s work to expand food security, we are piloting a mobile market this summer. Our goal is to find new ways to provide equitable access to fresh, nutritious food to communities who are underserved including communities that have been impacted by systemic racism in our food systems. We are partnering with local organizations such as SIHB and KCHA, and the YMCA to address and solve issues of quality food access in these communities.

We plan to have fresh produce, and other staples available at no cost via the mobile market during the pilot phase. We will leverage high quality food that is gathered, gleaned, and purchased from our food partners including local farmers, grocers, retail stores and donors. The results of the pilot will help inform our longer-term strategic priorities around food security. While the market is in the pilot phase, our goal is to gain feedback from the community and evaluate preliminary input on the mobile market. Findings from this pilot phase will guide our next steps and help ensure our expansion is truly community-based and community-led.

Shift Times:
Thursdays in Auburn from 3-5pm
Fridays in Kent from 2:30pm-4:30pm

Volunteer Tasks:

  • Help set up market.
  • Welcome & engage with customers.
  • Keep product stocked and available.
  • Assist customers with market selections.
  • Help lifting boxes of product and loading onto box truck
  • Help breakdown market.

COVID Safety Guidelines:

  • Volunteers should wear masks and uphold safety protocols.
  • This is an outdoor opportunity that is low contact.
  • Volunteers should help in maintaining social distancing and safety protocols

Extra information:

  • Must be comfortable lifting to 25lbs
  • Market will be outside

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About FareStart

Location:

700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101, US

Mission Statement

FareStart provides a community that successfully empowers men, women, and families to create new opportunities through food service training, life skills training, and job placement. FareStart is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization.

Description

FareStart is a job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged men and women. We provide a 16 week program that includes hands on training, life skills training and job placement and readiness assistance. FareStart has been helping to transform lives for 15 years in Seattle. More than 50% of revenue is self-generated through the businesses of weekday lunch, catering, contract meal service, a cafe, and Thursday evening Guest Chef Night. More info and menus available online: www.farestart.org

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Auburn, WA 98002

(47.29452,-122.21927)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Will reserve shifts in FareStart's database. Available shifts on Thursdays in Auburn and Friday in Kent

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