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Food Rescue Driver

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ORGANIZATION: The Open Door

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The Open Door is a hunger relief organization dedicated to ending local hunger through access to healthy food. Through its collective programs, The Open Door serves more than 14,000 Dakota County residents each month, and distributes over 2 million pounds of food annually-70% of which is fresh and/or perishable. Clients are able to access healthy food choices through a fixed-site food pantry in Eagan, multiple Mobile Pantry sites, the Mobile Lunch Box, and the Garden To Table program.

Food Rescue Drivers play a crucial role in providing healthy, perishable food to our clients by picking up donated food at local grocery stores. The food donated is no longer able to be sold at the grocery store for various reasons, but is still safe to consume. This role saves thousands of pounds of food from being in a landfill each day!

Position Summary

The Retail Rescue Driver is responsible for receiving, storage and stocking food. This role requires heavy lifting. Volunteers should be able to lift 40+lbs.

Primary Duties and Essential Responsibilities

* Using The Open Door van to pick up food donations at local grocery stores. A large vehicle is able to pick up for select routes.

* Bring food donations to the Eagan Pantry (3904 Cedar Grove Parkway)

* Unload and weigh food from delivery

* Provide excellent customer service

Skills and Qualifications

* Must be 18+ years of age.

* Ability to lift 40+ pounds.

* Background Check Required

* Strong desire to eradicate hunger in Dakota County

* Closed-toed shoes required

* Valid Minnesota driver’s license.

Training and Support

Food Rescue Drivers will be properly trained prior to their first route. Detailed Food Rescue procedures and a walk through video of the grocery store will be sent prior to the first shift. Volunteers will be paired with an experienced volunteer.

Commitment (time, duration and location)

Retail Rescue Drivers are located at the Eagan Pantry location, 3904 Cedar Grove Parkway. Monday through Friday shifts available, anytime between 7am and 9:30am. There is no requirement of volunteer shifts each month.

Benefits to the Volunteer:

* Help your neighbors

* Help in the fight to end hunger in Dakota County

* Help the environment by keeping food out of landfills

If interested, please reach out to Veronica Lind at veronica@theopendoorpantry.org or fill out our Volunteer Application https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1797938518 and mark Food Rescue driver as the role.

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About The Open Door

Location:

3910 RAHN RD, EAGAN, MN 55122, US

Mission Statement

A fresh approach to ending local hunger through access to healthy food.

Description

The Open Door is a hunger relief organization dedicated to ending local hunger through access to healthy food. Through its collective programs, The Open Door serves more than 7,000 Dakota County residents each month, and distributes over 1 million pounds of food annually, 70% of which is fresh and/or perishable. Clients are able to access healthy food choices through a fixed-site food pantry in Eagan, multiple Mobile Pantry sites, the Mobile Lunch Box, and the Garden To Table program.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Hunger
Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Saint Paul, MN 55122

(44.81498,-93.2081)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Each shift is 1-1.5 hours long.
  • Must be able to lift 40+lbs and have a valid driver's license.

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