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Mimi432

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Review for INSTITUTE FOR FOOD AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY INC, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

My time at Food First was extremely beneficial to me personally and academically. The concept of Food Sovereignty and the knowledge that Eric and the Food First staff hold was vital to my MA research . I learnt about movements and issues that I wouldn't have been exposed to if I'd stayed home. I also grew on a personal level, meeting people from various backgrounds who all had different interests and experiences in the food movement. The volunteer group atmosphere is great and I made some amazing friends. The staff at Food First encouraged us to get involved in food events in the Bay area and they lovingly cooked us lunch every day - that was awesome! I think Food First is a great place to volunteer for if you're interested in food justice and food sovereignty, or if you want to learn more about food through researching and writing updates for their very active website! As a volunteer you are recognised as a crucial person in the Food First family and supported to take on new challenges and achieve your own goals.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

friends, understanding of the issues, confidence in my written work, contribution to my research.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & analysed the policy approaches of global organisations to food sovereignty. And researched and wrote short stories for the website.