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Food Rescue Delivery Driver Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Second Harvest Heartland

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You can help reduce waste & feed our hungry neighbors! Second Harvest Heartland has utilized MealConnect to successfully match donations from caterers, restaurants, bakeries, corporate cafeterias and special event centers to our network of agency partners--over 300 nonprofit and faith-based organizations who provide direct food support to people in their communities through a variety of programs including food shelves, free community meals, shelters, and more. Although demand for this food stream is high, a recurrent barrier for smaller meal program partners is a lack of staff, time, and transportation resources to collect the donations. We are looking for volunteers to help continue our successful recovery of prepared foodthroughout the Twin Cities metro area and we need your help.

Volunteers are needed to transport food from donors to local agency partners. An average delivery is around 50 pounds of food and takes an hour for pickup and drop off. Volunteers will be trained in safe food transport practices and will be alerted to donation collection/delivery opportunities via their smartphone. Volunteers will have the option to accept or decline each opportunity based on their availability. Flexible opportunity with some weekday availability required. Volunteers will receive notifications through texts when a donation needs collecting, and volunteer can opt in/out of that pick up and delivery.

To apply: Visit the opportunity on our portal, www.volunteer.2harvest.org and click on Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities to see all available roles.

Duties include: Completing a food safety transport training, monitoring MealConnect text alerts, collecting food donations at donor locations and delivering to the agency partner, checking and logging food temperatures at both collection and delivery, and communication with Second Harvest Heartlanf staff about donations and overall program.

Requirements:

  • Access to own vehicle and current driver’s license
  • Smartphone with access to an internet browser and data available
  • Willingness to assist people of diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds and uphold a non-judgmental, positive regard
  • Ability to provide proof of motor vehicle insurance
  • Ability to meet Second Harvest Heartland’s guidelines for acceptable driving record and criminal background
  • Willingness to complete mandatory training which includes program orientation, Civil Rights training and safe food transport training
  • Ability to make a commitment to participate in the Volunteer Corps for 3 months, completing 2 deliveries per month

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift and carry 30-50 pounds
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle

Various locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area

To apply: Visit the opportunity on our portal, www.volunteer.2harvest.org and click on Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities to see all available roles.

Questions? Reach out to Kelly Mortvedt, kmortvedt@2harvest.org

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About Second Harvest Heartland

Location:

7101 Winnetka Ave No., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Second Harvest Heartland is to end hunger through community partnerships. At Second Harvest Heartland, our volunteer partners do more than enrich our work, they ground us to our mission of ending hunger together. We integrate volunteers into all aspects of creating and delivering solutions that will free our neighbors of hunger.

Description

More than a food bank, Second Harvest Heartland is a leading partner in the policies and programs that work to end hunger, like SNAP, school meals and senior nutrition programs, and we’re an innovator in the areas where food can be the solution, like FOODRx and Minnesota Central Kitchen.

Second Harvest Heartland is a member of Feeding America, a national network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations from manufacturers and producers throughout the country.

Working with our network of partners, volunteers and donors as well as people like you, our 90,000+ square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer space is constantly accepting and distributing donations. Our fleet of trucks travels nearly half a million miles a year, picking up food donations and delivering them to local food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children's after school programs. Each year we distributed more than 100 million meals to our partners in hunger-relief. Learn more at 2harvest.org.

Click here to visit our volunteer portal www.volunteer.2harvest.org and view all available opportunities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Sites Metro-WideSt. Paul/Minneapolis Area, MN 55403

(44.96913,-93.2879)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 hours per month

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