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Food Program Coordinator, The Stop Community Food Centre


The Stop Community Food Centre provides programs and advocacy to address problems of hunger and inequality in Davenport West. We are looking for a person who shares our community development philosophy to co-ordinate and facilitate The Stop's community kitchen programs and our new commercial kitchen, animate our food bank drop-in and bring leadership to food access issues in Toronto's west end.
Responsibilities

* Facilitate weekly community kitchen programs

* Promote and support peer- and volunteer-led cooking groups

* Provide referrals, nutritional advice, recipe ideas and information to community members

* Co-ordinate and prepare community meals and implement activities during drop-in hours

* Supervise kitchens including a commercial kitchen, purchasing food for all programs, maintaining cleanliness and purchasing equipment

* Work with staff and community members to develop and implement effective responses to food insecurity

* Participate in broader activities at the agency: planning, fundraising and team meetings

* Co-ordinate the Good Food Box program



Qualifications

* College diploma/university degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience

* At least two years experience developing and implementing community

development programs

* Demonstrated experience working with and sensitivity to those who experience poverty/discrimination

* Demonstrated program planning, conflict resolution and group facilitation skills

* Strong writing skills

* Strong food/cooking skills and knowledge of healthy eating practices

* Knowledge of food access programming and Toronto's social service sector

* Driver's license is an asset

* Knowledge of Davenport West and ability to speak a second language are assets



Salary: $35,860 plus benefits

Hrs: 37.5/week

Start date: As soon as possible



Please send your letter and resume by 5pm Wednesday, November 26, 2003 to



Hiring Committee-Food Program Coordinator

The Stop Community Food Centre

P.O. Box 69, Station E

Toronto, ON M6H 4E1



Faxed and e-mailed applications will NOT be considered.



The Stop is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted.



For more information visit our new website: http://www.thestop.org.