Open Table MDI, College of the Atlantic’s Beech Hill Farm, Bar Harbor Food Pantry, and Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative are partnering to pilot the MDI Food Access Project to serve remote communities on Mount Desert Island. These organizations share the goal of providing access to nutritious food for people in our region who experience food insecurity. The project will coordinate food distribution—shelf-stable foods from Bar Harbor Food Pantry, communal pop-up or prepared packaged meals from Open Table MDI, and gleaned fresh produce from Beech Hill Farm and Healthy Acadia—to serve several communities on the island’s “quietside.” These include Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, and Bass Harbor. Each organization serves these remote areas of MDI individually, and will collaborate through the MDI Food Access Project to expand the distribution of nutritious food to more households in need.
The MDI Food Access Project Coordinator will help plan and implement the MDI Food Access Project. This is a part-time (20 hours/week), one-year (52-week), grant-funded position, paying $20/hour. The position is based in Bar Harbor, Maine.
To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé here. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2020. Please write “MDI Food Access Project Coordinator” in the subject line.
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. Check back in late Summer 2020 for Internship Position listings.
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