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ORGANIZATION: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)

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We have noticed a rising need for accessible healthy food in East St. Paul, CLUES is responding to that need by creating Pop-up Food Shelves on Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. The Food Shelf volunteers will provide support in sorting and distributing food items to all participants of the CLUES Pop-up food shelf. Volunteers will also welcome clients and participants to CLUES and be their guide while they shop in the Food Shelf. Our goal is to increase access to healthy food systems and consumption of fruits and vegetables that address food insecurity and other prevention risk factors in the community


St Paul: St. John Lutheran Church - 765 Margaret St, St Paul, MN 55106 (next to St. Paul CLUES office

Minneapolis: CareerForce Center - 777 East Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407


Mondays from 3:00- 5:00 pm in St. Paul

Wednesdays from 2:00 -5:00 pm in Minneapolis


Set Up & General Sorter

-Set up tables and table tent assignments in respective pop up shop space/room

-Set up trash, compost, recycle and plastic receptacles

-Support unload cases from pallets after delivery and place in assigned location

-Keep pathways clear and tidy

-Break down boxes and box tops when empty

-Handle product properly and ensure proper food storage and handling.

Produce Sorter

-Pick through loose produce, sort accordingly

-Properly dispose of bad produce

-Bag loose items if necessary

-Refill and refresh produce on distribution tables

-Handle product properly and ensure proper food storage and handling

-Table Sorter/Host

Sort product on table

-Assist in distribution of items to shoppers

-Refill and refresh product on distribution tables

-Bag items if necessary

-Ensure item limits per family/household

-Handle product properly and ensure proper food storage and handling

Tear Down

-Tear down tables

-Wrap up and throw away trash, recycling and compost materials

-Box up any left-over product at the end of distribution


-Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds consistently.

-Occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds


-Capacity to stand for several hours

-Tact and Courtesy when dealing with the public.

-Previous experience working with a diverse population.

-Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.

-Cultural competency required.

Requirements & Training:

-Attend the required CLUES Food Shelf Volunteer Orientation & Training

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About Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)


797 E. 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To advance the capacity of Latino families to be healthy, prosperous, and engaged in their communities. Our Vision: A thriving multicultural community enriched with confident and strong Latino families who contribute their voice, skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and cultural richness.


CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit organization, founded in 1981. Today it serves over 10,000 Latinos, immigrants, and neighborhood-based clients throughout the Twin Cities area. With offices in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, its current mission is to "Improve the quality of life of Latinos in Minnesota". CLUES’ family-centric model of delivery focuses on empowering clients to live healthy lives and become economically self-sufficient. We realize our mission by eliminating barriers and providing access to resources and opportunities for clients through education, skill-building, training, and delivering behavioral health programs that lead to self-sufficiency and prosperity.


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797 East 7th StreetSaint Paul, MN 55106



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach
  • Spanish





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