Beans Cafe is committed to feeding the hungry and homeless without discrimination during the day. The Children’s Lunchbox, a program of Beans cafe, works to feed children in safe community environments. A gap in community youth nutrition services has been identified, not all children in Anchorage are food secure. Part of the solution is increasing the availability of feeding programs. The Children’s Lunchbox wants to expand it’s center-based model with a mobile food pantry that can go directly to where the need is.
AmeriCorps VISTA Role
During the year of service, the VISTA member will
Track demographics and data on the clients that are being served through the organization.
Using the data collected, conduct a gap based assessment on Beans Cafe’s current programming.
Develop a system that links clients with the resources and support they need.
The Community of Anchorage
In one word, life in Anchorage is exciting. There are always adventures to be had wherever you go. Anchorage is home to some of the best hiking, skiing, canoeing, fishing and biking in America. At the same time, Anchorage also has a thriving restaurant scene and all the amenities you would typically find in a big city. You will rarely ever be bored during your stay in Anchorage.