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Weekly Food Recovery- From Grocery Store to Hungry Hands

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SAVE THE FOOD

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POSITION: Food Runner
LOCATION:Austin, TX

Hi!

We're looking for able-bodied volunteers that can lift 40-50lbs and have a large-ish vehicle. Save The Food Austin rescues about 7,000lbs of food a week and we are in need of new volunteers!

It's a once a week commitment, usually in the morning, around 7-8am and will take less than two hours.

Perk: You will get a bag of free grocery's from the recovered food selection. Usually, high-quality produce, breads, and deli selections.

Please email us if you meet all of that criteria at hello@savethefoodaustin.org

COVID-19: We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and the grocery store staff we work with. Everyone is required to wear a mask when handling the food, being in the store, at our drop-off locations, and in our cooler. We have gloves and hand sanitizer at all locations. Also, all our grocery store partners wear masks during their entire shifts, so any risk is minimized.

Thanks!

Chelsea C

6 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    N. Austin - Monday: Start at Crestview area, drop-off at MLK/35
  • morning / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Central to NE Austin- Monday: Pickup food at MLK/35, drop off at Salvation Army 78722
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Central/North - Tuesday: Pickup food at MLK/35, conduct giveaway at apt. complex on S. Burnet
  • morning / 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Central to Wells Branch- Tuesday: Food pickup at MLK/35, drop-off in Wells Branch (looking for part-time volunteer,~ 2 x week)
  • 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
    East Austin - Sunday: Starts at MLK/35, w/ delivery drop around the corner
  • 04:45 PM to 07:30 PM
    Central / East: Thursday: Giveaway Format- Load up at MLK/35, drive East for Giveaway, bring food back to MLK/35
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SAVE THE FOOD

Location:

All over Austin, AUSTIN, TX 78745, US

Mission Statement

Save the Food is dedicated to putting nutritious food to its best use: feeding our community! We serve grocery stores in Austin that would otherwise waste thousands of pounds of perfectly edible food every day because it reaches its sell-by date or is slightly blemished. Our reliable daily service will pick up this food (at no cost to the business) and then deliver it to community centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across town.

Description

We pick-up recovered food from local grocery stores 7 days-a-week and feed hundreds of Austinites every week. Our model relies on a weekly commitment from our volunteers to collect the food and deliver it to our designated locations. We currently rescue 7,000 pounds of food every week, and are quickly expanding to 10,000. We are here for dedicated volunteers who want to end food insecurity in their own backyard.

Community
Crisis Support
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

Multiple locations Austin, TX 78701

(30.27292,-97.74438)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery
  • Transportation
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 17
  • Once a week, 1.5-2hrs per shift
  • Must be able to lift 40-50lbs, have a 4-door vehicle (bigger the better)

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