VISTA Project Overview
Hunger is a complex problem that cannot be solved by one single individual or organization, as coordination and collaboration take time and effort and can be challenging with limited resources. The Food Security Initiative (FSI) VISTA members serve full-time to build the capacity of Hunger Free Community Coalitions in Texas and collaborate with community members to implement sustainable solutions. AmeriCorps VISTA projects may include development of operational systems, volunteer recruitment & management, communications & marketing, community outreach, partnership development, fundraising, or other critical tasks.
The Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) provides expertise and support to foster collaboration. We convene, train, inform and support communities to assess local hunger and evaluate barriers to food security, in order to become a Hunger Free Community. The BCHP FSI VISTA project goal is to support communities to think strategically and work collaboratively to develop food security solutions. To learn more about BCHP’s network of Hunger Free Community Coalitions, visit the network page found HERE.
VISTA Benefits and Expectations
VISTA Eligibility Requirements