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Food Referral Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: Capital Area Food Bank

  • 8 people are interested

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The Capital Area Food Bank, founded in 1980 is the largest nonprofit food distribution and nutrition education resource in the Washington metro area servicing the community through direct service and its network of partner agencies.

The CAFB Partner Relations Department needs volunteers who are interested in fielding calls from the food bank's Hunger Lifeline. This line provides food referrals to community members in need of food throughout the DC Metropolitan area by placng them in contact with food bank partners in their area.

Primary Duties:

  • Refer callers to food pantries in close proximity to the client
  • Foster positive relationships with partner agencies by setting up appointments for clients to receive services
  • Update database containing emergency food provider information
  • Collaborate with Advocacy Department to assist clients in applying for food stamps

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate a genuine passion for working with populations often denied access to vital human services due to social or economic barriers
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organization skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with Internet mapping tools
  • Ability to multitask
  • Spanish language skills preferred

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About Capital Area Food Bank


4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community.


In a region as large as metropolitan Washington, ensuring everyone has access to good, healthy food takes a significant community effort-which is why we partner with over 450 nonprofit organizations in DC and the surrounding region. Together, we provide 30 million meals to almost half a million area residents, every year. And because we know that food alone won’t solve hunger, we also address the root causes of hunger through multiple education programs and innovative service delivery partnerships.

It’s a big undertaking. And it’s all made possible by the generosity of our donors, the hard work of our partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.




We'll work with your schedule.


4900 Puerto Rico AveWashington DC, DC 20017



  • Office Reception


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • During regular buisness hours M-F 9-5

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