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Central Dallas Ministries Needs Your Help This Summer

April 21st, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Currently, only about 9% of eligible children in Dallas are being fed through the summer – 91% of eligible kids will be hungry?!

Community Care in Advocacy Care is working with the Texas Hunger Initiative, Dallas Baptist Association and the Dallas Food Planning Association to assist in Summer Feeding of the children in Dallas.

Here is some information of an opportunity in a local missions project to work with their mobile distribution endeavors through Central Dallas Ministries.  They need groups that will commit to a week at a time – a schedule is at the bottom – they will do trainings on Monday mornings for the groups.

The Nurture, Knowledge, & Nutrition Department at Central Dallas Ministries seeks to improve the quality and quantity of meals consumed by children under the age of 18 throughout various urban areas in the city of Dallas. Our goal is to strengthen our connection to the community, which positions us to make a significant change in the lives of thousands of children each day. Through three distinctive program aspects, NKN works directly with both Texas and United States Departments of Agriculture to implement meal service programming that is suitable according to the guidelines and regulation implemented by these entities. Volunteer positions are designed for assisting staff members with the NKN Mobile Summer Food Service program operations and services through many supporting roles.

The Nurture, Knowledge, & Nutrition department is seeking out qualified individuals partake in a 9 week mobile summer food program beginning June 14, 2010.  The program will allow students to interact with various community outreach programs for children while incorporating the fundamental values and beliefs of true mission work. Mileage reimbursement of $0.50 per mile in mileage obtained through travel occurred as related to the program (one mileage reimbursement per group 4 individuals) in addition to a daily lunch reimbursement will be provided for each participating individual. The following areas list the primary responsibilities and required standards for each candidate who participates in the program:

  1. Assist site supervisors in controlling and maintaining lines for participating children.
  2. Assist with passing out meals to participating children.
  3. Assistance with controlling and eliminating any leftover trash and/or meals from each location.
  4. Assisting site supervisors with crowd control.

In addition to these responsibilities, the following requirements are necessary for each group of candidates who are seeking to participate:

  1. A minimum of one full week (Mon.- Fri 8:30am-5:00pm) of participation
  2. Reliable transportation and ability to travel frequently throughout the city of Dallas and surrounding areas. (1 car and driver per each route)
  3. Ability to work in a fast paced environment that requires a lot of one on one interaction
  4. Basic communication skills including interaction with children, crowd control, etc.

As noted in the requirements, is group is asked to dedicate a MINIMUM of 1 FULL week (Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm). Please choose from the following weeks:

  • June 14- June 18
  • June 21- June 25
  • June 28- July 2
  • July 5- July 9
  • July 12- July 16
  • July 19- July 23
  • July 26- July 30
  • August 2- August 6
  • August 9- August 13

Ashley Douglas, Program Manager

Nurture, Knowledge, & Nutrition
Central Dallas Ministries
409 N. Haskell Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246
P: 214-828-1085 Ext. 140
F: 214-828-6392

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