Stories

VISTA Stories: NOVEMBER 2009

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The Many Hats of an Americorps VISTA

By Lizzy Fox, Garden/CheVista Internship Coordinator at El Puente

VISTA Stories: FEBRUARY 2010

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The Multi-Cultural Kitchen

By Robin Burger, Community Liason to NYC Immigrant Communities at Hot Bread Kitchen

VISTA Stories: JUNE 2010

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The Food and Climate Connection

By Monica Gagnon, NYC Field Coordinator for WhyHunger

VISTA Stories: JULY 2010

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Another World is Possible

By Kristin Pedersen, Development Associate at Food Systems Network NYC

VISTA Stories: APRIL 2010

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Like Daughter, Like Mother

By Brooke Saias, Food Justice Coordinator at Hazon

A lot of the work I have been doing for my AmeriCorps VISTA placement with Hazon is involvement with Hazon’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. There are more than 40 Hazon CSA’s throughout the country, out of those, I am responsible for supporting the 8 New York CSA’s. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job has been helping to start up 3 new ones here in New York, one of which was started by my very own Mother.

VISTA Stories: MAY 2010

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Cultural Cooking for Fun and Health

By Rochelle Moyd, Research and Promotion Associate at The Sylvia Center

VISTA Stories: DECEMBER 2009

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Cool! Broccoli!

By Jenny Lue, Nutrition Outreach Coordinator at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

VISTA Stories: AUGUST 2009

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Troublemakers-turned-Changemakers

By Sam Lipschultz, Food Access Project Coordinator at Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

Americorps VISTA

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From 2003 to 2010, Just Food hosted more than 50 AmeriCorps*VISTA members. These dedicated volunteers committed themselves to a year of service to fight poverty and increase food security in New York City. The first crop of VISTA members built the capacity of innovative food security projects throughout the city, from east Brooklyn to the South Bronx. They raised funds for East New York Farms!, supported the launch of the Forest Hills CSA, and started an urban farm stand in the Bronx which inspired Just Food’s City Farms Market program.

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