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Nutrition Education Coordinator at Comfort Food Community

Greenwich, NY


Date Posted: April 11th, 2023 

Title: Nutrition Education Coordinator



Comfort Food Community (CFC), founded in 2014, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to address rural hunger needs in Washington, Warren, and Saratoga counites in upstate New York.  

The Nutrition Education Coordinator (NEC) is part of CFC’s Community Health team. This team works to address health disparities through education and connection to resources and services. The NEC runs our Farmacy Program and all nutrition education initiatives. The Farmacy Program involves coordinating all logistics to plan, pack, and deliver weekly boxes of seasonal produce and local products to four Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN) locations for 100+ patients.

Our nutrition education curriculum includes providing recipes, hosting food demonstrations, organizing workshops, and developing our Healthy Meal Kits project. The NEC works across the organization to support Food Recovery, the Food Center, and other Community Health programs as needed. This position will collaborate with the Community Health team’s Outreach Coordinator on larger initiatives and work on health-related aspects of CFC’s food distribution goals.

This is a 30-40 hour, at-will position with a pay rate of $20-22. Comfort Food Community offers nine paid vacation days per year and an additional 15 days of paid time off (accrued hourly) for the first year of employment. This position is based at our offices in Greenwich, NY with the possibility for some work from home time. Additionally, we pay 50% of a single-member gold-level health insurance plan from CDPHP.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Farmacy logistics including contracts, program planning, food purchasing, budget management, communications, data tracking & entry, box packing, and delivery of produce boxes to health centers. 

  • Provide monthly produce outreach bags with nutrition and health information, recipes, and resources to HHHN locations for all patients on a seasonal basis. 

  • Provide recipes and food demonstrations at our Food Center and partner sites with a focus on seasonal foods. 

  • Develop and coordinate food workshops with educators, farmers, and community members around culinary skills and nutrition.  

  • Coordinate logistics and development of our Healthy Meal Kits project. 

  • Manage shared Community Health grant and budget with the Outreach Coordinator, ensuring that grant and contract target metrics and budgets are being met. 

  • Inform and develop CFC’s Food as Medicine scope of work by participating in community groups and committees. 

  • Coordinate and develop programming for college-level interns. 

  • Participate in professional development opportunities. 

Organizational Values

Each employee upholds CFC organizational values, as follows:

  • Dedication and commitment. We are bound by our mission to feed people, and we are invested in minimizing the harmful impacts of hunger.

  • Fun! Humor heals. This can be emotionally taxing work and we remember to keep things light.

  • Honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. At our core, we cannot do what we do without believing in each other.

  • Collaboration and teamwork. Fulfilling our mission is contingent on excellent cross-program communication.

  • Care, empathy, and support. We lead with kindness and compassion for all those we interact with.

  • Creativity and resourcefulness. How can we do our work in innovative ways that question the norm and get us further than ever?

  • Tolerance and respect. Our uniqueness is what makes us special and our collective understanding of this allows all to flourish.

  • Accountability and diligence. We are clear with our roles yet can side-step as needed. Our shared work ethic gets the job done.



  • Experience and demonstrated ability to meet the job responsibilities. 

  • Applied food skills and demonstrated knowledge of nutrition and/or seasonal foods. 

  • Education or teaching experience. 

  • Ability and experience managing project budgets. 

  • Demonstrated ability to connect with others and build trust and connection especially across barriers of class, race, gender, etc. 

  • Flexibility to attend pantry services, host workshops and classes outside of 9-5 hours. 

  • Track record of independently structuring and prioritizing tasks, projects and deadlines. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to food access. 


About CFC

Comfort Food Community (CFC) works to build community to alleviate rural food insecurity, improve health, and create a robust, sustainable local food system. We are headquartered in Greenwich, NY, a small town of about 5,000 people, in Washington County in the upper Hudson Valley. We provide food through a dynamic operation of programs. CFC operates with a paid staff of 12 and more than 75 volunteers. We promote a workplace that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our operating budget is $1.7 million, supported by all Board members, individual donors, government grants, corporations, and foundations.



To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating why you are interested and qualified for the position to Amie Collins at

Thank you for your interest!

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