1 person is interested
Food Rescue and Delivery
ORGANIZATION: LONGMONT FOOD RESCUE
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1 person is interested
Looking to make a difference in your community and help reduce food waste? Look no further! Longmont Food Rescue is currently seeking food rescue volunteers to help rescue surplus food from vendors and deliver it to recipients in need.
Starting April 1st, we are looking for committed individuals who can volunteer regularly.
Volunteers will be needed every Saturday from 12-1:30 or 2 PM (depending on season), but can choose which Saturdays work best for them. Responsibilities include gathering donations from Farmers Market vendors and delivering them to nearby supportive housing and low-income communities.
No prior experience is necessary, and we will provide training and support to help you get started. A personal vehicle is required for this shift. Longmont Food Rescue will provide all other supplies and equipment.
12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Saturday from 12:30 PM to either 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM (depending on the season)
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
More opportunities with LONGMONT FOOD RESCUE
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About LONGMONT FOOD RESCUE
PO BOX 1127, LYONS, CO 80540, US
Longmont Food Rescue’s mission is to redistribute nutritious food that retailers have deemed food 'waste’ to feed hungry, homeless, and low-income populations directly. Our cores values are: Reduction of hunger; Being an ally for food justice throughout Longmont, CO and surrounding areas; Just-in-time, collaborative food redistribution; Reducing carbon footprint and landfill waste.
Through partnerships with local and state governments, businesses, charities, and other organizations that share our core values, our work is to close the gap in food insecurity in Longmont and surrounding mountains towns, while simultaneously reducing landfill waste. We envision a just food system built on the conscientious collaboration of community members who are committed to a sustainable system of food practices.
Longmont Food Rescue rescues fruits and vegetables from local grocery stores, farms, and farmers markets. In addition to vehicle transportation, we use human power transportation, ie: bicycles. LFR’s just-in-time food rescue services allows us to be more agile than larger food banks, which enables us to deliver to our recipients faster. And because of the reduced turn-around time between donation and delivery, more food can be redirected and consumed within hours of donation that would otherwise be thrown away.
9595 Nelson RoadLongmont, CO 80501
March 6, 2023
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Community Outreach
- Relationship Building
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 12:30-2:00 (1.5 hours)
- By taking this shift, you are confirming that you are asymptomatic and that no one in your household is ill.