Opportunity Details

Health Center Farmer's Market volunteers

Organization:
Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc.
Opportunity Categories:
Hospitality and Customer Service, Nutrition
Time Commitment:
Weekday, Daytime
What we are looking for:
Do you prefer people to paperwork? Fresh air to an office?   Norwalk Community Health Center hosts a public Farmer's Market in its parking lot every Wednesday in season. It has provided access to fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, and plants for the past 10 years and fills an important and growing need for our patients and in our neighborhood. The Health Center's Farmer's Market voucher program, funded by individual contributions and support from Newman's Own Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and others makes fresh produce more affordable as well more accessible to food-insecure patients by stretching their food dollars. More than 300 patient families used these vouchers to shop at our Farmer’s Market for seasonal local produce in 2019.  Our Market will be opening for the 2020 season on Wednesday, July 8 and will return every Wednesday from 11 am to 3 pm until Thanksgiving. Farmer's Market volunteers who can give us one or two hours on Wednesdays are needed this year to ensure vendors and shoppers are observing social distancing, mask, and hand sanitizing protocols,to staff information tables with nutritional information, lend a hand during our Healthy Back to School and Eating Well days during national Health Center Week in August. Bilingual Spanish/English desirable but not required.  Volunteers will be provided with masks and gloves.      
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