Director of Deliveries/Recipient Assistance

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ORGANIZATION: Southern California Basic Needs Collective

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Southern California Basic Needs Collective (SCBNC) is a non-profit mutual aid organization. SCBNC’s work focuses on providing culturally relevant supplementary food to all, regardless of citizenship status or ability. Since our initial launch in May of 2020, we have delivered more than 30,000 pounds of food to families in need within the San Gabriel Valley. This position is unpaid.

The Director of Deliveries/Recipient Assistance will coordinate SCBNC’s delivery drivers, who are essential in establishing access for the organization’s recipients. This position will involve communication with recipients, correspondence with welfare services, and multi-tasking. The ideal candidate will have a dependable work ethic and creative drive for the cause.

Board members are expected to attend biweekly meetings with active participation. Active communication is expected. The Director of Deliveries/Recipient Assistance may recruit additional volunteers and collaborate with organization members.

Prior experience involving customer/human relations is encouraged; however, a willingness to learn and grow is most necessary. Please be on the lookout for an email in regards to your application.

Read more about us here: https://www.socalbasicneeds.org/

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About Southern California Basic Needs Collective

Location:

7698 Eucalyptus Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, US

Mission Statement

Food impacts everyone, everywhere. We need nourishment to be able to learn, grow, recover, and thrive. No one should have to choose between feeding their family and risking deportation, or between eating food that makes them sick and not eating at all. We strive to support the existence of all people by helping reach their basic needs with healthy and culturally-relevant food.

Description

Since our initial launch in May of 2020, we have delivered more than 15,000 of pounds of food to families in need within the San Gabriel Valley. ​Although our organization is in its nascent stage, the impact of our work is tangible in the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received from our community. We are grateful for our partners at Amy's Farm, Foothill Vineyard Church and Helping Hands, Food Forward and the Social Justice Learning Institute, Urban Partners, and our community.

In the United States, 17.4 million people are affected by food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic and recession have led to job loss and corresponding food insecurity for many people. While laudable in effort, traditional food security efforts aimed at addressing hunger fall short, perpetuate neo-colonial food dependence, fail to reach the most high-risk individuals, and contribute to the development of chronic health problems. Products gathered at food drives are often canned and boxed goods, low in nutrients and high in additives, which leads to the development of health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Standard American Diet food pantries often lack care for dietary restrictions or cultural competence, often providing food that recipients do not know how to cook with or cannot digest. Many food banks demand recipients to register, providing personal information. This is especially threatening to undocumented folks and communities of color that are generally placed under higher policing + may not want to risk providing their information.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Hunger
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, Hunger, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7698 Eucalyptus AvenueOntario, CA 91762

(33.99092,-117.63728)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Group Facilitation
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Our volunteer leadership typically commits 5-10 hours weekly. We are understanding of different circumstances -- we ask for prior notice and open communication.

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