“Good Food in Action” highlights current “culanthropy” (culinary volunteer) opportunities in food-based non-profits around the world.
Here is this week’s pick:
Organization/Program: Harvest Home Markets
Volunteer Opportunity: Farmers Market Cooking Demonstrations
Location: Various in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, New York
Start Date: ASAP
Time Commitment: Variable
Harvest Home Farmers’ Market is an NYC non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to local, farm-fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods. Founded in 1993, the markets create a community gathering place that educates the public about health and nutrition, supports regional agriculture and provides job opportunities six days a week during the summer season. Harvest Home Farmers’ Markets currently operates markets in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens and accepts Food Stamp/EBT cards, Women Infant and Children Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupons (FMNP), Senior Coupons and Health Bucks.
Volunteers are needed to work with kids and families at various market locations to introduce consumers to the benefits of fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables. This is a great opportunity to work with community members in a hands-on setting.