Hardwick Area Food Pantry Seeks Planning Consultant

39 West Church Street 
PO Box 1075, Hardwick, VT 05843 

Announcement: The Hardwick Area Food Pantry (HAFP) seeks the assistance of a planning consultant with experience working with small nonprofit organizations. 

Background: HAFP is taking steps to determine how it can best serve the Hardwick, Craftsbury, and Albany communities after a rapid and successful expansion over the last two years. The size of HAFP has doubled with more than 300 households served monthly. An assessment of needs and opportunities is now required so that HAFP continues to provide high quality services to all that need it. 

The effort will help determine how outreach and development activities might need to change to match HAFP’s operational expansion and address topics such as long term economic sustainability and business and other planning needs. All the while continuing HAFP’s commitment to equity as a central value. It will also be an opportunity for the HAFP Board and the communities it serves to establish a future HAFP vision informed by what was learned from the pandemic and community listening. 

Time Frame: The project will start in mid June and be completed by the end of September of 2022 

Tasks: Work may include – research such as customer surveys, focus groups, meetings/a retreat or other format involving HAFP Board members, community meetings and preparation of a written report. 

Desired Qualifications: Experience and demonstrated success helping small local non-profit entities strategically plan. Knowledge of social service agency functions is a plus. 

Interested individuals and firms are strongly encouraged to find out more by contacting: [email protected] 

Letters of interest are due by Friday May 13, 2022 and should be forwarded to the e-mail address above.