Apply to be one of our Delivery Drivers!

For those with diabetes, making healthy food choices (e.g. eating more whole foods and fruits and vegetables) and being physically active are important components of learning how to manage the disease. Yet many Montgomery County residents struggle financially which limits their ability to purchase regular, healthy meals for their families. For these individuals, the cost of fresh, perishable items compared to that of processed foods is a barrier. The Long Branch Healthy Food Access Program (LBHFAP) provides access to healthy food, education and support so that individuals with diabetes can improve their health. In its first nine months this program has proven to be very effective and is expanding.  CHEER is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver food to participants in our diabetes program who aren't able to pick up their food due to illness or physical disability. Please see details below:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take a distribution list, carry food in bags or boxes to participant's residence

  • Contact participant before delivering

  • Observe useful information for Community Health Workers

  • Mark distribution list with delivery results in a timely manner and provide results of delivery to Food Distribution Coordinator for entry into data base

 

When Are Drivers Needed

Every other Wednesday of a month and 1st Fridays and/or Saturdays of the month.

Location

Clifton Park Baptist Church, Crossroads Farmers Market, CHEER office and community-wide

Qualifications

  • Enjoy working with others and carry a positive attitude

  • Patient and flexible with traffic and inaccuracy of GPS and difficulty with parking in multihousing residences and getting access to residences in secured multihousing buildings

  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus, but not required

  • Must have or have access to a vehicle to transport food, with GPS capability, and a driver’s license

  • Must be able to carry and manage up to 50 pounds

Compensation

$15 per hour, expected average of 4 hours per week plus mileage. Hours may vary week to week. This position offers no benefits.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the following application and submit your resume online through the website. If you have additional questions or technical difficulties, please email us at lucia@communitycheer.org or

call (301)589-3633. 

Organization Summary

CHEER is an innovative and growing community based nonprofit serving the Long Branch/ Takoma Park community. Its mission is to provide people with the knowledge and ability to create healthy, thriving communities, especially in the neighborhoods that bear the greatest burden of socio-economic inequity. We act as a facilitator and a catalyst in generating community driven activities to fulfill community defined goals for health, housing, community development, and youth development. CHEER is the convening partner for the Long Branch Healthy Food Access Program, and part of the County-wide Food is Medicine initiative.​

8545 Piney Branch Road, Suite H
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.589.3633

Fax: 240.670.7417

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