It's Americorps week, so we're taking the time to appreciate the work and service done by all of our dedicated Americorps members here at the Food Shuttle. AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage Americans in intensive service to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and other areas. Members serve in both full-time and part-time positions and address critical community needs, fight poverty, and build capacity. We are lucky enough to have four Americorps members who are serving with us currently, as well as many other Americorps alums on staff! Look for each of these lovely ladies to be featured each day this week!
Sarah Burch (Americorps VISTA), our Cooking Matters at the Store Coordinator, who is working on a marketing strategy for expansion of Satellite Cooking Matters at the Store programming, project management of our NC Cooking Matters at the Store Day on Food Day 2013, and has doubled the IFFS led Cooking Matters at the Store programming.
Chelsea Travis (Public Allies), our Mobile Market Health Coordinator, who is actually in her second term as an Americorps member with Inter-Faith FoodShuttle - she spent her first year as our School Pantry Coordinator, expanding the number of our school pantries in Durham from a single pilot to 5 middle and high schools. This year she is working on expanding and improving our medical mobile markets.
Sarah Paxson (Americorps), our Cooking Matters Coordinator, who is primarily responsible for Cooking Matters Programming including outreach to community agencies and increasing our number of classes and participants served. Additionally, Sarah is working on developing Cooking Matters program management skills, including budget tracking, agency outreach, and program communications.
Yvonne Wagner (Americorps VISTA), who is joining us on March 25th after training in Dallas, will be primarily responsible for developing a marketing strategy to secure $10 gift cards for Cooking Matters & Cooking Matters at the Store programs, as well as ongoing support for our Cooking Matters satellite partners and expansion of Cooking Matters programming in Communities in Schools locations throughout the state.