Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry (OPRFFP) is seeking full-time AmeriCorps member to cultivate the growth of a Hunger Free Community coalition by engaging community leaders and food-insecure community members to identify community assets, partners, leaders, and stakeholders for the development and implementation of a Hunger Free Community coalition dedicated to increasing community food security.
In 2018, OPRFFP joined the Hunger Free Communities Network. It now seeks to create a local network of agencies on the West Side of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, aligning the work of non-profits and community organizations interested in or impacted by the issue of food insecurity. OPRFFP currently engages nutrition educators, farmers, food justice advocates, and other local nonprofits, businesses, farmers’ markets, and health centers as partners to help end local hunger. OPRFFP, a non-profit organization headquartered in Oak Park, has provided hunger relief services for over 40 years. Serving residents of 13 zip codes, OPRFFP focuses its work in four main areas: 1) Direct Hunger Relief (food pantry, summer meals programs, home delivery, etc.), 2) Nutrition and Wellness Education, 3) Sustainable Food Solutions (food recovery/rescue, farmers, etc.), and 4) Hunger Free Communities (coalition-building, collaborations, advocacy).