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GRANT FUNDS NEW POSITIONS AIMED AT COMBATING HUNGER AT CHATTANOOGA FOOD BANK - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

A vegetable garden is seen behind the Chattanooga Area Food Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. A vegetable garden is seen behind the Chattanooga... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be adding five positions aimed at combating hunger across the region thanks to a federal grant. The one-year assignments are part of the Volunteers in Service to America program and funding for those comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps. "Positions will have responsibilities in several different areas, all of which will directly benefit our mission to lead a network of partners to eliminate hunger and promote better nutrition," said Sophie Moore, the food bank's director of community outreach. They will range from developing mobile pantries and planning summer feeding programs to community engagement and reaching out to farmers, according to the job posting. The announcement was made last week and reflects a nearly $100,000 donation. One in eight Chattanooga area residents - including one in five children - is food insecure, meaning they don't have reliable access to food, according to food bank officials. Each year, the food bank distributes 12.7 million meals - 15.2 ...

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