Come volunteer at Fresh2You Farmers Market - a mobile market bringing fresh produce to food deserts!


Cause Areas

When

Fri Jul 01, 2016 - Fri Dec 01, 2017

Where

1400 West Markham, Suite 304Little Rock, AR 72201


About

Fresh2You Mobile Farmers' Market is looking for volunteers like you!

The Fresh2You Market is a donated city bus retrofitted to have a farmers market inside! The Fresh2You mobile farmers market makes fresh produce available to people who live in food deserts and in high need areas of Pulaski County. The mobile market welcomes SNAP recipients and accepts EBT cards. SNAP recipients receive double their purchase value in fresh produce. The Arkansas No Kid Hungry campaign’s Cooking Matters Team offers cooking demonstrations and recipes at each stop.

Some volunteer opportunities include:
  • Assisting individuals with choosing the best produce
  • Management of the market
  • Distribution of flyers
  • Driving the bus (proper license is required)
  • Checking people out
  • Assisting with Cooking Matters Demonstrations
  • Assisting with SNAP Applications

Individual and group volunteers are welcomed. So bring a friend or two and help us sell fresh produce!

Volunteer Role Descriptions Include:

  1. CDL Driver
    1. This role would include someone who has a CDL license and is available to transport Fresh2You to our designated locations
    2. Be able to do a proper maintenance check of the bus to make sure everything is working properly before every run
    3. They will need to help unload produce in the mornings as well as unload items at night
    4. Help with shoppers on the bus
    5. Share our vision and passion for the bus and help customers inside the bus
  2. Weigh Station
    1. This position requires people with basic math skills
    2. They will need to be able to weigh produce and total each checkout so that the cashier can ring them up properly
    3. This person should have a friendly and positive attitude and share our mission
    4. They could sign up for a specific spot or sign up to ride with us all day
  3. Openers
    1. Need to meet the bus in the mornings at our designated loading spot
    2. Need to be able to lift 30lbs
    3. Help organize the produce
    4. Fill labels and prices with accurate names and descriptions
    5. Fill out A-frame for the day
    6. Inventory check in the morning
  4. Closers
    1. Need to meet the bus at the end of the day at our designated unloading spot
    2. Need to be able to lift 30lbs
    3. Inventory check at night
    4. Wiping down the shelves
    5. Taking trash or any item that will spoil out of the bus
    6. Sweeping
Days and times available to volunteer:

Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesdays:

Fred W Parris Towers

1800 S Broadway Little Rock, AR

10am - 11:30am

Jesse Powell Tower

1010 Wolfe St. Little Rock, AR

12pm - 1:15pm

Con Ivie Gardens

2500 Gaines St. Little Rock, AR

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturdays:

Children's Library

4800 W 10th Little Rock, AR

9:30am - 12pm

8th and Cumberland

Southwest Corner

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Buffington Towers/Albert Pike

224 East 7th St. Little Rock, AR

1:45pm - 3pm

Please call or email Katie Thompson at 501-358-9555 or at kthompson@arhungeralliance.org, or call or email Emily DeYmaz at 501-765-8141 or emily@arhungeralliance.org if you are interested in volunteering with the Fresh2You Mobile Market.

Skills

  • Food Service
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Inventory Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Pick and choose which stops you can help at.
  • Training needed with SNAP and Cooking Matters roles and driver's license needed to drive the bus.

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