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Mon Oct 03, 2016 - Fri Jun 30, 2017


Retail locations in San Jose and GilroySan Jose, CA 95125


The Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of CalFresh so that families and individuals participating can purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables. The program makes healthy food more affordable, supports local grocery businesses and increases the demand for California grown produce. Shoppers who spend $1 of CalFresh benefits on California grown fruits and vegetables will earn $1 to spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $10 per day.

Position Description:

  1. Develop a neighborhood outreach plan for each retail location hosting the pilot outreach initiative. This will include identifying locations to leave flyers and presentations to surrounding partners and their clients.

  2. Conduct outreach for CalFresh and the Double Up Food Bucks initiative at the participating stores, neighborhoods surrounding stores and SHFB distribution sites explaining how the incentive program works through tabling, leafleting, and other outreach efforts.

  3. Support volunteers, cashiers and other store employees in explanation of Double Up Food Bucks program.

  4. Develop social media posts to promote the program.

    Skills Required:

  • Bilingual in another language highly desired, particularly Spanish.

  • Familiarity with issues and needs of low-income neighborhoods. Experience in community organizing or working in a social services environment is a plus.

  • Sensitivity to the needs of economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals.

  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality and appropriate boundaries with clients; ability to manage challenging clients.
    Ability to daily demonstrate positive customer service to many people from different walks of life.

  • Dependable in maintaining schedule and communicating changes when needed.

  • Ability to make frequent changes of routine and pace of activity due to unpredictable client and outreach demands without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to carry up to 30 pounds of materials.

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a clean DMV record. Possession of car with insurance at $100k/$300k minimum insurance levels. Willingness to drive personal vehicle as necessary. Compensation for business mileage will not be reimbursed.


  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours per week through June 2017
  • Willingness to drive personal vehicle as necessary.
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