|High Desert Food & Farm Alliance
2019 Grow & Give Market Internship
Location: Bend, OR
Dates: Market A) Wednesdays, Jun 6-Oct 10, 1pm-7pm
Market B) Saturdays, Jun 16 to mid-October, 9am-3pm
Note: You will be primarily responsible for ONLY one of the markets and will need to occasionally fill in for the second one as needed.
If interested in applying or learning more, please email Meiko@hdffa.org
Internship Summary: High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team and operate our fresh food donation booths at the Downtown Bend and/or the Northwest Crossing Farmers Market this summer for the Grow & Give Program. HDFFA collects fresh produce from local farmers, gardeners, and community members to improve accessibility at our regional food pantries. The Grow & Give Market Intern will collect fresh food donations at the farmers market to be distributed through NeighborImpact to local pantries and food shelves in Central Oregon, and will participate in at least one on-farm gleaning event.
Primary Internship Responsibilities:
Demonstrate knowledge of HDFFA organization and programs as well as represent HDFFA in a positive manner
Set up Grow & Give booth at the markets
Speak knowledgeably and enthusiastically about the Grow & Give program specifically
Verbally engage with market patrons
Encourage consumers to purchase products to donate at the market
Encourage backyard gardeners to bring excess produce to market for donation
Educate consumers about HDFFA and the importance of getting fresh food to families in need
Distribute HDFFA & NeighborImpact materials
Weigh and record food donations
Collect excess produce from farmers and the end of the market
Transport and deposit food to storage location
Maintain clear communication with the Food Access Program Manager
Meet regional farmers and learn about the products they produce
Gain first hand experience of working with and advocating for a non-profit
Gain or polish public speaking skills by engaging with community members and potential donors
Experience working for a successful and growing regional non-profit
Gain experience working with and supporting Grow & Give volunteers
Tour the regional food bank and learn about food insecurity in Central Oregon
Participate in one or more on-farm gleaning events
Ability to drive a pick-up truck
Interest in supporting community food security
Strong communication skills, self-reliant, and positive attitude
Passion for local food and community health education
Ability to engage interested community members
Experience, or willingness to learn, to sell products, advocate for HDFFA and solicit donations
Meet regional farmers and learn about the products they produce.
Gain first hand experience of working with and advocating for a non-profit.
Gain or polish public speaking skills by engaging with community members and potential donors.
Experience working for a successful and growing regional non-profit.
Gain experience working with and supporting Grow & Give volunteers.
Tour the regional food bank and learn about food insecurity in Central Oregon.
Participate in one or more on-farm gleaning events.