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Help Families in Need Get Food at Today's Harvest

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Help feed your community with Today's Harvest, powered by Open Cupboard. Today's Harvest relies on the hard work of volunteers like you to serve families in need, so this role is perfect for anyone looking for a physically active and fun way to help their community!

Today’s Harvest is a new way for people to access fresh, healthy food. A different type of food access model, it works to increase food access while also reducing food waste in the community. The food people choose from will change every day based on our food rescue. The market is a quick and easy way for people to stretch their food budget. Every visit, they will get a 1 to 2 day supply of fresh produce, bread, meat and other foods. People are welcome to visit the market as often as they need it.

Today’s Harvest is open six days a week. There is a lot to do every day, and we wouldn't be able to do it without our incredible volunteers.


Market Shopping Assistant

  • Greet customers as they enter the market and explain how the market works to first time customers.
  • Monitor customers to make sure they’re taking proper amounts of items according to signage.
  • Help answer questions and assist with the checkout/weighing process and iPad.
  • Use sanitizing wipes on cart handles between customers as flow allows.
  • Merchandise coolers, bakery rack(s), and produce tables during slow times.
  • Restock as customer flow allows or ask other volunteers/staff to restock areas that are low.
  • Other duties as assigned

Market Restocking

  • Restock the coolers, freezer, bakery rack(s) and produce table throughout the day as needed.
  • Merchandise coolers, freezer, bakery rack(s), and produce tables to keep like items together and labels facing forward to help customers complete shopping in a timely manner.
  • Monitor customers to make sure they’re taking proper amounts of items according to signs. Help answer questions and assist with the checkout/weighing process. Explain how the market works to first time customers.
  • Help sort, breakdown boxes and compost as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Volunteers must be age 15 or older
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods and lift 20 pounds
  • Volunteers are required to wear close-toed shoes


  • Mondays-Fridays: 10:30am to 12:30pm, 12:00pm to 2:15pm, 2:00pm to 4:30pm, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Today's Harvest Oakdale - 8264 4th St N, Oakdale, MN 55128

To get started, complete our volunteer application form at todaysharvestmn.org/new-volunteers, or contact us at volunteer@opencupboard.org or (651) 413-2685.

Visit our website at www.todaysharvestmn.org for more information.

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About Open Cupboard


8264 4TH ST N, OAKDALE, MN 55128, US

Mission Statement

Our unrelenting focus is to provide nutritious food to our neighbors in a respectful manner while engaging our community in the fight against hunger. We believe that access to nutritious food is a basic human right. We are committed to responding to the needs of our community by providing food distribution and support services with dignity and respect.


Open Cupboard (formerly known as CCEFS) is a food shelf located in Oakdale. Currently, we provide food to more than 4,000 families each week through our regular Drive-Up food shelf visits, Today's Harvest Market, Delivery Program, and our Mobile Food Shelf.

During these difficult times, we know that there are many in our community who may be looking for help from Open Cupboard for the first time, or may have relied on us in the past and need us now more than ever.

Our primary service area is Oakdale, Woodbury, Landfall, and South Maplewood. However, our services are available to anyone who needs them, regardless of where they live.

To meet the ever-growing need in the community, we are in need of more volunteers! We are serving more families than ever, and we need YOUR help to keep going! There is a lot to do every day, and we wouldn't be able to keep up without our incredible volunteers.

If you have any questions on getting involved, contact Shannon at (651) 413-2685 or email Shannon@opencupboard.org.


Crisis Support
Community, Crisis Support, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


8264 4th Street NorthOakdale, MN 55128



  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills




  • Volunteer shifts typically last 2-4 hours.

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