Community Engagement
F&N Community Engagement VISTA Program

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) and its partners work to connect food-insecure children with the healthy meals they need to thrive in school and in life. To achieve this goal, TDA embarked upon a partnership with AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to place Food & Nutrition Community Engagement VISTAs in select rural Texas communities.

Community Engagement VISTAs will:

help  improve Local School Wellness Policies,

analyze the need for additional summer feeding sites,
expand access to local foods,
increase meal participation, and
engage elected officials on how to participate and lead local wellness-related efforts. 
Apply Today!

The program is currently accepting applications for the following locations (click on the county of interest to apply):

Click on the following links to learn more:
TDA Press Release
Application Instructions
VISTA Benefits

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color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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