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Food Bank of Iowa

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Lead Rescuer: Drive the Food Bank of Iowa refrigerated van to pick-up surplus food from retail donors (grocers, restaurants, etc.) and deliver directly to local agencies (community kitchens, food pantries, shelters, etc.) that feed our neighbors in need.

Assistant Rescuer: Assist the Lead Rescuer (driver) with pick-up of surplus food from retail donors (grocers, restaurants, etc.) and deliver directly to local agencies (community kitchens, food pantries, shelters, etc.) that feed our neighbors in need.

Emergency Rescuer: Fill in as a Lead or Assistant Rescuer on an on-call basis to drive or ride along in the Food Bank of Iowa refrigerated van to pick-up surplus food from retail donors (grocers, restaurants, etc.) and deliver directly to local agencies (community kitchens, food pantries, shelters, etc.) that feed our neighbors in need.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prep van with all necessary equipment before departing Food Bank of Iowa
  • Drive designated route to pick-up product from donor, load into vehicle, sort, weigh, and store in refrigerated van.
  • Deliver product to designated partner agency and assist with shopping by aggregating product, weighing, and releasing product to agency
  • Willing to work as a team of two to lift.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to stand move, bend, and lift 20 lbs.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must commit to a scheduled weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months or serve as an emergency rescuer to fill in for volunteers unable to fulfill their commitment for that week!

Support/Training: Instructions will be provided as an orientation before your first shift. Addresses of the locations will be provided and volunteers will follow the same route for each shift. Instruction manual will be available inside the FBOI refrigerated van.

Age Requirement: Minimum age of 18

Dress Code: Closed-toed shoes are required; no exceptions. Dress comfortably with consideration of the weather each day.

Location: Volunteers will start and end each shift at Food Bank of Iowa (2220 E .17 th St Des Moines, IA 50312). Pickups and drop-offs will all be within the Des Moines metro.

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WHEN

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WHERE

2220 E 17th StreetDes Moines, IA 50316

(41.61427,-93.59219)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Truck Driving
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Delivery

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must commit to a scheduled weekly recurring shift around 3 hours for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Qualifications: • Must be able to stand move, bend, and lift 20 lbs. • Valid Driver’s license • 18 years of age or older • Must pass a background check • Must commit to a scheduled weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months.

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