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About Fresh - Fresh Truck

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Volunteer with Fresh Truck!

We are About Food, Health, and Community.

If you want to join us in our mission to bring healthy food to the communities that need it most click the "I Want to Help" button or sign up on our website at: ( https://www.aboutfresh.org/fresh-truck/#volunteer)

Variety of days, times, & locations available for volunteering. Sign up for 1 or multiple shifts, no long-term commitment. Free groceries after every shift.

Fresh Truck 'Open Air' Markets

At About Fresh we work to radically impact community health by celebrating food culture and strengthening communities with fresh food. A transformed school bus serves as a mobile market full of fresh produce that drives to a variety of neighborhoods around Boston to deliver fresh, healthy food to the people who need it most!

Our redesigned 'Open Air' Market strives to increase access to fresh food while providing increased opportunities for households to use SNAP/HIP benefits. We do this outside while trying to keep our staff, volunteers, and shoppers safe during the COVID-19 crisis. During these markets, shoppers have the option of selecting items from our menu of quality fruits and vegetables at a low-cost.

As a volunteer, you will directly support the Fresh Truck 'Open Air' Market by:

  • Filling and bagging shopper orders on the bus
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing equipment & materials
  • Greeting & monitoring the flow of the line
  • Taking order(s) from shoppers

COVID-19 PREVENTION:

  • Volunteers should monitor their temperature prior to their shift to ensure a normal temperature
  • If you are experiencing any possible COVID symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath) or have had contact with any suspected COVID case, call the volunteer organizer and cancel your shift (617-297-7685)

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SIGNING UP:

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate even if accompanied by an adult.
  • Volunteers are expected to read the Volunteer Handbook before arriving for their shift.
  • Volunteers are expected to work for the entire shift duration. Please take note of the finishing time.
  • Volunteers need to come prepared to wear a face mask at all times on the truck. We can/will provide all of the necessary safety materials if you don't have your own (masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc.).
  • At the end of the shift, volunteers may take home $10 worth of free groceries as a thank you for your support!


To find out more visit us at www.freshtruck.org

Need to cancel? Any questions? Contact volunteer@thefreshtruck.org // (617) 297-7685

Share your experience with friends! Be sure to tag @FreshTruck on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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About About Fresh - Fresh Truck

Location:

69 Shirley St, Boston, MA 02119, US

Mission Statement

We are on a mission to strengthen communities by getting fresh food to the households that need it most!

Description

It all started while Josh, our founder, was working as a health educator at the MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center. He kept hearing from his families that it was difficult to shop for healthy food - at that time, the only grocery store in the neighborhood was shutting down for a year-long renovation. The health center had no way of solving for the fact that patients didn’t have access to the food they needed to stay healthy. It was this experience that inspired Fresh truck to rethink the traditional grocery store model, make it mobile and bring food closer to the people that need it the most. In 2018, we expanded our efforts to address health disparities by developing Fresh Connect a platform that makes it possible for health care providers to prescribe food as medicine. We have a big vision for the future of food and healthcare, and we are only just getting started.

Community
Health & Medicine
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Greater Boston AreaBoston, MA 02119

(42.32182,-71.0884)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Warehousing
  • Food Service
  • Operations
  • Cooking / Catering

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Shifts times vary between 2-3hrs

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