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Produce Sorting & Conducting Food Giveaways

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ORGANIZATION: SAVE THE FOOD

  • 28 people are interested
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POSITION: Weekly Commitment to Saving Food & Giving it Away

Save the Food is a local Austin non-profit that focuses on providing free, healthy, fresh food to food-insecure people by sourcing unsellable food from our local grocery stores. Our team of 50+ dedicated volunteers do weekly pick-ups 7 days a week, rescuing 7,000 lbs of food /week. We distribute most of the food through a shopping method where our communities can have the luxury of choice, focusing on low income apartment communities, and our city's community centers.

These positions are the backbone of our organization. In order for us to give food-insecure people healthy, fresh food, it requires us to sort through the food thats inedible (we manage compost piles on site) and load up the food that they prefer. Then we take it to a designated giveaway location, manage the protein distribution, and make sure folks can leave with 15-25 lbs of food every time.

We are looking for folks who don't mind getting their hands dirty for a couple hours once a week and can also handle relations with the people we serve. These positions have the most gratification for hard work put in by our team. Getting to see how happy fresh food can make someone's day, is the ultimate joy.

To inquire about these positions, please email us at hello@savethefoodaustin.org.

Thank you!

Chelsea, COO

1 Shift

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
    Friday : This involves sorting the produce and preparing boxes for giveaways that day
  • 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Homeless & Housing, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

East Martin Luther King Junior BoulevardAustin, TX 78702

(30.26035,-97.71452)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Science
  • Food Service
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Each shift has it's own time commitment from 1- 3 hrs with some flexibility.

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