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Event Flyer for AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsor Interest Meeting

If you are interested in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, applications are due on December 16th, 2022.

Our Program

Wake County Food Security benefits from the work of our AmeriCorps VISTAs. Full Time VISTAs work in several areas related to Food Security such as school gardens, summer food, Capital Area Food Network, Social and Economic Vitality, and Long-Range Planning. During the summer, VISTA Summer Associates assist with 4-H Programming, Summer Food, and Parks and Recreation with the Summer Food Service Program.

2022-2023 AmeriCorps VISTAs

Elizabeth Eichen, Communications Strategist VISTA

Elizabeth gathers information on food security programs & partners and
develops communication tools to share information that is consistent across partners, towns, and county departments. She works with community partners to improve their communication strategies and develops outreach and information materials for the Wake County food security program.

Abbey Marceau, Youth Food Security VISTA

Abbey advances and magnifies youth voices to enable them to have a positive and proactive impact on food security in Wake County. She is working to build partnerships, facilitate networking with food security organizations, and promote education and advocacy of food justice initiatives. Additionally, she establishes infrastructure surrounding food security volunteer opportunities for youth to easily participate and track involvement through the Capital Area Food Network Youth Led Circle.

Cameron Phipps, College Hunger & Basic Needs VISTA

Cameron supports the many universities and colleges in our county that work with students lacking basic needs (such as food, housing, etc.) She engages college and university faculty, staff, and student leaders to provide guidance on assisting students locate basic needs services, build a student basic needs advisory group, increase utilization of the student basic needs resource guide, and continually seek out existing resources available to students at area colleges and universities.

Greg Seltzer, Senior Hunger VISTA

Greg builds the capacity of programs serving food insecure seniors, increases community engagement in senior hunger programs, and increases awareness of and utilization of food resources for seniors. He also assists the Garner Senior Center in the development of a garden guide and curriculum for their on-site garden program.

Robin Smith, Regional Food Security VISTA

Robin works to build regional food security networks within Wake County and support increased awareness of existing food security programs. She focuses on strengthening the impact and effectiveness of existing regional groups, developing and leading training and information sessions on available resources to address hunger in the various regions of the county, and developing a “best practices” guide for equitable community-led regional food security programs.