Location: 1100 W. Allen Street, Bloomington, IN 47403
Representatives Name: Stephanie Solomon, Director of Education and Outreach
Positions they are currently hiring for: Internship positions including garden interns, pantry interns, and development interns
Could you tell me more about Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard?
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a food pantry that was founded in 1998 by two young mothers. These mothers were tired of the poor selection of foods offered by local food pantries, and they sought to start a pantry with a high quality food focus. Today, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard delivers high quality, nutritious foods to all people in need, while providing nutrition and garden education as well.
What is the best part about working for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard?
MHC is awesome because it is confronting multiple social issues. Not only does it address the roots of hunger, but it also focuses on health, nutrition, social, and environmental issues. For example, a day at MHC could include classes on sauerkraut making, working in the community gardens, and interacting in the food pantry.
How would you describe the environment at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard?
MHC is definitely a family environment between staff, patrons, volunteers, and interns. It is a healthy community to be around. There was recently a picnic for all of the staff, volunteers, interns, and their family in order to come together and enjoy healthy food.
Could you tell us a bit more about the positions you are currently looking to fill? The Pantry Internship would be for those who interested in nonprofit management and are passionate about hunger relief. The Garden Internships are for those who are interested in taking food justice another step. Through working in the gardens, these interns will learn how to grow and develop their own gardens. Development Internships are for those interested in the financial end. For example these interns would be working on grant writing and nonprofit management from the fundraising side.
What qualities do you think are important for an MHC employee to have?
It is important for employees to have a passion for justice and want to build a world that addresses these areas of hunger. In addition a strong work ethic, sense of follow through, and determination to get the job done are important, too.
If you could describe MHC in one phrase what would it be? Growing community food security.
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