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Mobile Pantry Food Rescue Driver

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The Open Door

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 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, non-perishable food to our clients. Food Rescue Drivers pick up donated food at grocery stores near the Mobile Warehouse in Apple Valley. The food is no longer able to be sold at the grocery store for various reasons but 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 (or your own), pick up food donations at local grocery stores.

* Bring food donations to the Mobile Warehouse (14757 Energy Way)

* 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. Volunteers will be paired with an experienced volunteer who will help guide them through their first shift.

Commitment (time, duration and location)

Food Rescue Drivers are located at the Mobile Pantry Warehouse- 14757 Energy Way. Monday through Friday shifts available, anytime between 7:30am 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 edible food out of landfills

If interested, please reach out to Veronica Lind at veronica@theopendoorpantry.org or fill out our Volunteer Application and mark Mobile Food Rescue driver as the role interested in.

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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.

Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Saint Paul, MN 55124

(44.74973,-93.19805)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 2 hours
  • Must be able to drive a cargo van.

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