The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) has been awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA grant to address student hunger and food security on six higher education institution campuses throughout the state. The Utah Food Corps project shall place AmeriCorps VISTA members over the next three years at Utah State University, Salt Lake Community College, University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Weber State University and Westminster College to build capacity and create long-term sustainability of current efforts to address student hunger and its root causes. The project is actively seeking applicants to fill the AmeriCorps VISTA positions that will start this September. Two AmeriCorps VISTAs will serve at Utah State University, one being the VISTA Leader that will provide support and technical expertise to Utah Food Corps VISTA members at other campuses through regular phone calls, in-person meetings, and quarterly webinars. These two AmeriCorps VISTAs will also build the capacity and reach of the Urban Community Farm to supply SNAC with fresh produce throughout the year. All Utah Food Corps VISTA members and campus site supervisors will be kicking off the effort at this year’s Utah Higher Education Food Summit hosted at Utah State University on September 20 th . Individuals who are interested in the Utah Food Corps VISTA positions can apply at https://my.americorps.gov/grantee/listing/viewListing.do?id=90600 or contact Sean Damitz at 435-770-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.