Open Position – March 31, 2021 – MDI Food Access Project Coordinator – Open Table MDI, College of the Atlantic’s Beech Hill Farm and Share the Harvest, Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Island Connections, and Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative have partnered to pilot the MDI Food Access Project to strengthen food access services on Mount Desert Island and the Outer Islands. These organizations share the goal of providing access to nutritious food for people in our region who experience food insecurity. The project coordinates the distribution of the weekly Good Food Box, which contains shelf-stable foods from Bar Harbor Food Pantry, packaged vegetarian meals from Open Table MDI, and gleaned fresh produce from Beech Hill Farm and Healthy Acadia. The project currently provides services to Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Tremont, the Outer Islands, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Trenton, and Sullivan. Each organization serves these remote areas of MDI individually but comes together to collaborate through the MDI Food Access Project to expand the distribution of nutritious food to more households in need and work to reduce duplication of services.
The MDI Food Access Project Coordinator will help plan and implement the MDI Food Access Project. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), paying $41,600 plus a monthly health insurance stipend. Meal preparation and food box assembly take place in Bar Harbor, Maine and administrative work can be done remotely.
Open Table MDI internships are designed as a hands-on learning experience that fosters leadership and professional skill-building while encouraging personal and educational growth around issues of poverty and food justice.
Open Position – MDI Food Access Project Intern – Working under the direction of the MDI Food Access Project Coordinator, the Food Access Intern supports the on-site operations of the MDI Food Access Project. The intern primarily assists with client-facing interactions at program sites, kitchen prep, and breakdown/setup support. The position is part-time (approx. 20-hours/week) and is based in Bar Harbor, Maine. Please note: This position is available to College of the Atlantic students ONLY. Learn more and apply here.
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