Food Rescue – Driver’s Assistant


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1001 Blair DriveRaleigh, NC 27603


About

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle receives food from over 350 donors such as grocery stores, catering companies, corporate cafeterias, restaurants, wholesale food brokers, vending companies, and The North Carolina State Farmers Market. Once collected, the food is donated to organizations in the areas that feed the needy--the soup kitchens, pantries, outreach missions and shelters.

Job responsibilities

Food Driver Assistants work in partnership with a Driver and possibly another Assistant traveling to established routes across our service areas. Drivers and Driver’s Assistants will recover food from our partner/donor sites and deliver it to recipient agencies to reach people in need.

Qualifications

- must be at least 18 years of age

- must be physically capable of climbing in and out of trucks which measure up to 2 feet off the ground

- must be physically capable of lifting up to 35 pounds

- must be flexible and able to deal with changing circumstances


Location

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is located at 1001 Blair Dr. in Raleigh (just off of Centennial Parkway near the NC Farmer’s Market). Driving Routes are primarily in the Triangle area. You will be picking up food at variety of warehouses.

Time Commitment and Training

Food Shuttle Driver Assistants must be able to commit to volunteering one day a week or bi-weekly for 5-6 hours. Training is usually provided the initial day of your route by your Driver.

Shifts and routes vary, but a typical schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:45 am - 1:45 pm.

What to bring

Please wear long pants, T-shirt, and closed-toe shoes. Work gloves may be helpful if you would like to bring a pair. Must wear slip resistant footwear. We recommend bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated and a granola bar for a snack.

For more information, Contact:

Abbey Riesett: 919-390-1968 or volunteers@foodshuttle.org

Skills

  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Merchandising
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 7:45am – 1:45pm shifts are available Mon-Fri
  • Must be able to climb in and out of trucks and lift at least 35 pounds

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