Position: Communications Coordinator
Organization: Found Forgotten Food
Location: Halifax, or anywhere in Nova Scotia
FOUND strives to reduce food waste by gathering and sharing forgotten fruits and vegetables in Halifax and Wolfville, NS. We source our food from local producers, gardeners, and even the trees around us that otherwise wouldn’t end up on our plates.
All too often, foods that are considered ‘imperfect’ are left in the field to rot, and ripe produce at farmers’ markets is thrown away due to short shelf life. To help address this problem, FOUND collects this forgotten food and donates a part of each fresh harvest to local food banks and shelters, with the remaining being offered wholesale to local cafes and restaurants. Food that isn’t distributed immediately is transformed by FOUND into shelf-stable preserves and other goods that are sold at local markets and shops.
During our first year, FOUND harvested 3,242 pounds of fresh, local produce that would have otherwise been wasted, and instead shared that food with various community groups throughout Halifax. Into our second year now, with help from a strong network of volunteers, community members and businesses we’ve been able to harvest 28,296 pounds!
The Communications Coordinator duties include:
Desired skills and experience:
This position is approximately 5 hours / week (up to 10 hours during eventful weeks), most of which can be done from home and is highly flexible based on your own schedule. FOUND strongly believes in skill-building, and our goal with volunteers is to provide an environment in which existing skills are utilized and valued but also where new skills can be developed.
Please send a brief expression of interest and resume to:
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GoodWork ID: 43195 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Nov 30 2017