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HHFM Volunteer Board Member

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ORGANIZATION: Harvest Home Farmer's Market

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested

Harvest Home Farmer’s Market (HHFM) provides low-income communities with access to farm fresh local produce and the education to achieve healthier lifestyles.

HHFM is a New York City-based, 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to local, farm-fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods. Founded in 1993, our markets create community gathering places that educate the public about health and nutrition, support regional agriculture and provide job opportunities. Our farmers’ markets are open six days a week during the farmer's market season; serving all members of each community.

HHFM operates markets in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. We accept Cash, Credit/Debit, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp)/ EBT cards, Women Infant and Children checks (WIC), Farmer's Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), Health Bucks and Health Senior Healthy Shoppers coupons (H2S2).

HHFM seeks several board members with experience in Human Resources, CPA-Finance, Program Management and Evaluation, Information Technology, Public Relations, Organizational Development, Fundraising, and a personal commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The board of HHFM organization is a volunteer board. Members are not paid and dedicate their time and expertise to support the HHFM organization and its mission and collective purpose.

BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES

All board members are asked to:

  • give or solicit at least $3,000 annually between January 1st and December 31st of each year

  • sit on at least one board committee and actively participate in discussions that will help determine policy and direction

  • sign a Conflict of Interest Statement

  • provide and maintain up-to-date contact information to help ensure regular communication between other board members and the Chief Executive Officer

  • provide a short biographical statement that may be used with Harvest Home public relations and marketing efforts, with annual reports, and with proposal submissions to government agencies, foundations, funding federations, or businesses.

  • maintain good attendance at full board and committee meetings, implement and enforce the policies and procedures of the organization approved by the board

  • provide written notification by letter or email to the Board Chairperson or the CEO should you resign from the board before the expiration of your term.

  • serve without compensation for their duties as board members

EXPECTATIONS

All board members are expected to:

  • attend at least 75 percent (4 meetings per year; 2 in person and 2 conference calls) of full board and committee meetings

  • provide the organization with resource information to support administrative or program service activities, including information on funding or marketing opportunities, in-kind or low-cost resources, and technical assistance

  • participate in fundraising activities for the organization, in particular fundraising or networking events hosted by the organization

  • refer any media inquiries concerning the organization to the Chief Executive Officer

  • read materials about the organization provided by its Chief Executive Officer, in particular minutes from full board or committee meetings, periodic program or financial reports, the organization’s audit and 990 reports, and the annual program report

  • actively participate in discussions that occur at full board and committee meetings

You are encouraged to read "Right from the Start - Responsibilities of the Directors of Not-for Profit Corporations" for more information about your role and responsibilities. The publication is available through the New York State Charities Bureau.

NEXT STEPS: Please complete a board interest form and email your resume to info@harvesthomefm.org. Thank you for your interest.

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About Harvest Home Farmer's Market

Location:

8 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027, US

Mission Statement

Harvest Home Farmers’ Market, Inc. (HHFM) is an East Harlem-based nonprofit whose mission is to increase access to farm fresh, locally grown produce, particularly for consumers in low-income New York City communities identified as "fresh and healthy food deserts." Founded in 1993, HHFM operates 17 farmers' markets in Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn communities that are under-served by grocery stores and other fresh food outlets. The farmers’ markets provide direct-to-consumer economic opportunities for 35 farmers and food producers who sell their goods at HHFM markets.

Description

HHFM has been a significant player in food access and healthy food issues for over 20 years. We have proven that there is considerable demand for fresh food in low-income areas and that when low-income consumers have access to better choices they will take full advantage of them. Through collaboration with other organizations, systems-based advocacy, and public education, we have helped establish a regional and environmentally responsive food and farm economy that supports good nutrition, prevents hunger, enhances communities, and supports healthy lifestyles.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Hunger
Community, Health & Medicine, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8 West 126th StreetNew York, NY 10027

(40.80721,-73.94259)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month
  • Financial contribution to the organization.

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