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Pantry Support - Truck Drivers

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9 MILLION REASONS INC

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We have an immediate need for drivers in New York City who can make deliveries in 26' box trucks. Literally everything helps. We are experiencing a surge in demand for bulk drop offs. We have a great supply of food, but not enough people to get it to our distribution partners who are providing emergency food relief to areas of New York devastated by unemployment.

CDL is a plus, but not required. There will be a driving record check and a brief ride-along before your first delivery.

If you have no experience, but are willing to learn how to operate a lift gate and maneuver large vehicles, we may also be able to offer training on a case-by-case basis!

We especially want to hear from anyone that could make a weekly commitment for one of our regular clients.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:30 AM to 11:45 AM
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About 9 MILLION REASONS INC

Location:

39-20 27TH ST, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101, US

Mission Statement

We’re NYC’s largest, donation-based community food pantry. We provide free food for anyone in need. And we are serious about an inclusive community. We do not tolerate any discrimination, we're LGBTQ+ friendly, and we can accommodate peoples with disabilities. Our workplace is safe, and there is hands-on training for any activity that is new to you. Join us!

Description

In 2016, we started with just a supply room in a school. We were a few volunteers dedicated to helping New Yorkers who struggled to make ends meet. Every Saturday, we supplied 500 families with groceries we bought, rescued, or that were donated from local grocery stores and food drives.

When Covid-19 sickened thousands and shut down the city's economy, food insecurity doubled overnight. We did everything we could to scale up, and we are now reaching 2,000 families a day in our crisis-converted school house. It was an intense six months, but we are now operating where few others can and we're here to stay. We've fed 650,000 New Yorkers and counting.

Volunteers can expect to form a strong connection with our existing teams, and will feel a great sense of purpose driven by helping others. In just one single day, you might hand out food to hundreds, or move 10,000 pounds of groceries. You might bag dry goods, or help behind the scenes with phone banking, data, or social media. There are dozens of things to do, and we can place people where they feel most comfortable and valued.

Photo Credit: Obed Obwoge, @0scarbrav0

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

39-21 Crescent StreetLong Island City, NY 11101

(40.74431,-73.94186)
 

SKILLS

  • Truck Driving
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Warehouse Equipment Operations
  • Disaster Response
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • We can be flexible. The minimum commitment is usually 2 hours.

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