We are open several times a month for our neighbors to come in and select food and personal care items. We do have a "choice" food shelf set-up where neighbors are able to make their own individual selections of the items we have available.
During these distributions we have volunteers assist neighbors when necessary, stock shelves, receive and process donations from the community, and other tasks as needed. There are roles where lifting will be necessary but if you have a lifting restriction please just let us know and we can schedule you accordingly in an area that does not require lifting.
Essential Criteria: It is essential that you enjoy interacting with the community, you have excellent customer service, that you are able to operate in a fast-paced situations with a positive disposition, and that you are able to treat all you encounter with dignity and respect despite the circumstances they are in.
TRUCK DELIVERY DAY
We currently get one main delivery a month. We receive several pallets of food and personal care items and these items need to be checked in and stocked accordingly.
Essential Criteria: It is essential that you are able to operate in a fast-paced environment, that you are able to work independently, and that you have minimal or no lifting restrictions.
We do assist our neighbors in need to load their vehicles.
Essential Criteria: It is essential that you can lift without restrictions and have excellent customer service.
FOOD RESCUE DRIVER
We periodically get calls letting us know a food rescue is available. These are almost always in neighboring communities including our Food Shelf Coalition shelves in Brainerd.
Essential Criteria: You must have your own vehicle and have a flexible schedule as we do not typically get a lot of notice for pick-ups.
We pride ourselves in creating the most pleasant environment possible for our neighbors. If you have a passion for cleaning and organizing and would like to join our Hospitality Team please let us know.
Essential Criteria: It is essential that you have an attention to detail, take direction well, and can work independently.
DISTRIBUTION PREP & SHELF STOCKING
There are a number of tasks that need to be done prior to each neighbor distribution including stocking shelves, bagging produce, etc.
Essential Criteria: It is essential that you have an attention for detail as this is more than simply putting items on a shelf. We want the shelves to be organized well to make the most positive experience for our neighbors as we possibly can. You need to be able to take direction well and be able to work independently.