PantryTrak is a registration and reporting system designed to increase the capacity of Ohio food pantries, mobile pantries, produce markets and other emerging feeding sites to respond to client needs in diversified, effective, client-centric and dignified ways. Our PantryTrak Training Coordinators will help us to implement the PantryTrak system throughout The Ohio Association of Food Bank's network of agencies. Being a part of this statewide program means being a part of a movement, where the best practices you discover can grow into statewide implementation. The Ohio Association of Food Banks is Ohio's largest charitable response to hunger, representing Ohio's 12 Feeding America foodbanks that distribute food and grocery items to over 3,300 member charities in all of Ohio's 88 counties. Our mission is to provide food and other resources to people in need and to pursue other areas of common interest for the benefit of people in need. Join us as an AmeriCorps VISTA and build skills in public speaking, adult training, event coordination, marketing, and more. Develop partnerships that enhance the PantryTrak network while networking with food pantries, mobile pantries, produce markets, and other nonprofits
As a PantryTrak Training Coordinator, this VISTA member will promote the use of PantryTrak, a data collection system that increases the capacity of Ohio Food Banks to support their member agencies and respond to client needs in increasingly diversified, effective, client-centric and dignified ways. This will be accomplished by sharing the knowledge, tools, and ability to use PantryTrak's data and reporting system with agencies in The Ohio Association of Food Bank's statewide network. The PantryTrak VISTA will: Participate in a multi-day PantryTrak training program with PantryTrak developers; Implement a PantryTrak pilot project; Coordinate network-wide implementation by conducting outreach and training sessions to member agencies; Administer training to food pantry operators, providing on-going technical support to ensure effective use; Build the capacity of food banks to support PantryTrak long-term
This VISTA position will help to increase the capacity of food pantry operators to respond to client needs in increasingly diversified, appropriate/effective, client-centric and dignified ways by implementing PantryTrak to relieve the clerical burden of running a food pantry. The VISTA will provide insight into the work that pantry operators do and the families they serve while fundamentally changing the way food pantry operators feel about their work and interact with their community.
The AMERICOPS VISTA will also help to increase the capacity of the GCFB to better support member agencies and respond to client needs by providing them the knowledge, tools, and ability to use PantryTrak's data and reporting to info to inform education and operations to meet the current need, decrease the future need, and mobilize the public to comprehensively address hunger in our communities.
- Strong communication and computer technology skills
- Ability to work with a diverse population
- Must be able to travel in the Food Bank’s service territory
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- One year commitment of service
- 2 years of college experience required
- Living stipend
- End of Service Education Award or Stipend
- Valuable Work Experience
How to Apply:
1. Go to my.americorps.gov.
2. Click on “Search Listings”.
3. Under “Quick Search”
a. Program Type – Americorps VISTA
b. State – Ohio
c. Program Name - PantryTrak
4. Under “Advanced Search”
a. Metro Area – Cleveland/Akron
5. Click “Apply Now!” to begin your application
View the position directly at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=54065&fromSearch=true