CFC is thrilled to welcome our newest addition to the team of staff at Comfort Food Community, Dana Kuster! Dana joins CFC as our organization's in-house Community Health Worker.
Dana will spend her time in case management activities. Her responsibilities will include assisting CFC clients in navigating social services such as unemployment, SNAP, transportation, and other needs. Dana's role will also support our food distribution operations. She will focus on food safety and organization with a range of administrative assistance tasks in collaboration with our Food Center Manager.
As the impacts of COVID-19 subside, her position will also focus on nutrition education including providing cooking demonstrations, health coaching, recipe creation and distribution, as well as general nutrition education in one-on-one and class settings. CFC is looking forward to the time when we can safely offer these opportunities to our community!
Dana is passionate about working with children and families and is excited to continue doing so in her role as Community Health Worker. She looks forward to gaining new skills in resource navigation and nutrition education.
Comfort Food Community focuses on many issues that Dana cares about, including empowering the community, creating food stability, supporting local farmers, and reducing food waste.
You can learn more about Dana here!
CFC's Community Health Worker position is made possible by grant funding from the
Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund.
The fund contributes to organizations in the Greater Capital Region that work to support healthy people, families, and communities with a specific focus on reducing the incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease and related risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.
Comfort Food Community is grateful to the Rubin Community Health Fund for supporting our mission! You can learn more about their work here.
Welcome to Comfort Food Community, Dana! We're so excited to have you on our team.