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Thank you for your interest in donating to support a healthy regional food system!

Your donation provides critical support that allows us to connect local agriculture, food security, and healthcare so that all community members have access to nutritious food and local farms businesses remain viable for years to come.

Sponsorships are also available for businesses and individuals who would like to champion a specific program area, including Farm to School, Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions, or the Growing Health Education Series, or Advocacy. Please contact Erin Summerlee, Food and Health Network Director at esummerlee@rhnscny.org or 607-692-7669 to discuss options for program sponsorship.

Sponsorship Options
Cultivator….$1,000+
Gardener….$500-$999
Sprout…$100-$499
Seed…$1-$99
For more information about giving levels and sponsor, benefits contact Erin Summerlee, Food & Health Network Director, (607) 692-7669, or email at esummerlee@rhnscny.org.
Membership Options

Individual Membership Options:
Individual: $25
Small-Sized Farm: $25
Student: AmeriCorps: $10

Organization/Business membership Options (Based on annual budget):

  • <$99,000: $100
  • $100,000 – $249,000: $125
  • $250,000 – $499,000: $150
  • $500,000 – $999,000: $175
  • >$1,000,000: $200

Members may also become Sponsors! For more information about giving levels and member benefits contact Erin Summerlee, Food & Health Network Director, (607) 692-7669, or email at esummerlee@rhnscny.org.

Donate by Phone
To charge your donation by phone to your card or to discuss other giving options, please call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST. If we are not available, we will return your call as soon as possible. Please call Erin Summerlee, Director, (607) 692-7669, or email at esummerlee@rhnscny.org.
Donate by Check
Please make checks payable to Rural Health Network with “FaHN Sponsorship” in the memo. Please send your check along with a note that includes your name and contact information, so that we can thank you for your support to: Rural Health Network SCNY, 455 Court Street. Binghamton, NY 13904

Employment & Volunteering

Join the Farm to School Corps!

The Rural Health Network of South Central New York is seeking four AmeriCorps members to join our Farm to School Corps! The positions will average 30-35 hours a week September 2019 – August 2020!

The Farm to School AmeriCorps program is part of our collaborative Farm to School work with partners located throughout South Central New York. Farm to School Corps members will work as part of an expanding regional team to develop, implement, grow, and evaluate programs to bring healthy, local food to students. Members will work with staff, students, parents, farms, and community partners to increase capacity for hands-on learning, local procurement, and creating a school-wide culture of health. Positions are 1200 hours, schedules and start dates are flexible but can begin as early as September. 

Members will collaborate with one another on projects and events, and participate in training, professional development, and networking opportunities as a team. Learn more by contacting Erin Summerlee, Director of the Food and Health Network at esummerlee@rhnscny.org 

Learn more and apply.

 

Food and Health Network Program Assistant VISTA
Summer 2019 – Summer 2020

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)

Advance communications, resource development, and capacity-building to support the Food and Health Network Program (FaHN), and community food projects across an eight county region. The VISTA will work closely with FaHN staff, including the Director, Community Food Coordinator, and Farm to School Coordinator, to develop coordinated annual communication and education strategies that enhance food security and local food access initiatives. The Program Assistant VISTA will assist with resource development through an annual fundraising campaign, grant research and writing, and development of an event sponsorship strategy. The VISTA will also work closely with community partners to build capacity through volunteer recruitment and participation in county-based anti-hunger task forces and food councils. 

Learn more and apply.

Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) VISTA
Summer 2019 – Summer 2020

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)

Provide critical support for the implementation, evaluation, and expansion of a growing regional produce prescription program. The FVRx VISTA will expand the capacity and impact of the program through coordination, communication, access to resources, and resource development. The VISTA will work closely with the FaHN Director, health care providers, local food retailers, and program participants.

Learn more and apply.

 

Volunteer

Looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities with a diverse regional food coalition? FaHN is seeking volunteers to help with farm to school, events, marketing, fund development, and more! If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Tom Lewis at tlewis@rhnscny.org.

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