Food Distribution Coordinator - Immediate Opening

Part-time, approximately 12 hours/week

Position Summary

CHEER is seeking a Food distribution coordinator for the Long Branch Healthy Food Access Program and other programs that address food insecurity and promote health in the Long Branch and Takoma Park area.  The Healthy Food Access program uses a food as medicine approach to treating people with diabetes who also have uncertain access to healthy food.  This is an innovative and expanding program that guarantees weekly distribution of healthy food, such as fruits and vegetables, for 3 months and also offers nutrition education and personal support from a community health worker. Participants live in the Silver Spring/Takoma Park area.  Food distributions will be staged from the CHEER office in Silver Spring. It also includes occasional food pickups at the Capital Area Food Bank in Northeast DC, and possibly other locations.  This position will require an average of 12 hours per week and reports to the CHEER Director of Community Health Programs.  Food pickups and distribution are usually on Wednesdays or Fridays.  Food Pickups occur twice a month early on Thursday and once a month on Friday. Coordination meeting is currently mid day on Tuesdays. This is an excellent opportunity to be a key participant in the food security network in the Long Branch/Takoma Park area.

Duties and responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)

  • Coordinate with partners to arrange logistics for food distribution events

  • Recruit and supervise volunteers for bunching and bagging food and

  • Recruit and supervise paid and volunteer food drivers.

  • Bag and deliver food as needed to ensure all participants have food available

  • Pickup/shop for food at Food Sources at the Capital Area Food Bank and possibly other locations in the area. 

  • Record food distribution data and share this with community health workers

  • Coordinate with other members of the CHEER staff working on health and food distribution issues.

  • Meet weekly with healthy food access program management team

  • Report on volunteer activities and facilitate reimbursement of delivery related expenses to volunteers and staff

  • Conduct other tasks as needed

 

Qualifications

  • Good oral and written communicator, will be using phone, text, email, spreadsheets and written documents

  • Enjoy working with others and carry a positive attitude

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

  • Patient and flexible

  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

  • 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, and able to setup a canopy and table.

 

Compensation

$20 per hour expected average of 12 hours per week. 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. Please submit applications by March 31, 2018. 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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