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Food Access Support Specialist


Food Access Support Specialist

ABCD’s Mobile Food Pop-Ups program provides food to the community facing food insecurity through a series of monthly mobile food distribution events in the City of Boston. Join us as a Food Access Support Specialist in creating a supportive and enriching environment for our community. If you are passionate about community development, possess the required skills, we invite you to apply.

Key Responsibilities

Division Development
  • Assist in the design of program operations for volunteers and clients.
Client Interfacing
  • Understand and adhere to grant funding guidelines during program operations.
  • Conduct client outreach, determine eligibility, and provide program services to eligible clients.
  • Carry out data entry for enrolling clients in programs, and recording clients services.
  • Office operations and procedures (e.g. typing, filing, photocopying, faxing and other clerical services).
Food Safety, Transportation and Storage
  • Conduct inventory of food and record temperature logs at the ABCD Food Hub.
  • Assist with the handling of food in accordance to food safety guidelines in the ABCD Food Hub, delivery sites, and during Mobile Food Pop-Ups events.
  • Transport perishable food items, non-perishable food items and supplies to designated program distribution locations.
  • Store food and equipment appropriately in an organized manner  in the Food Hub, vehicles and at the program distribution events.
  •  Adhere to routes and schedules in order to ensure that safe food temperatures for perishable and non-perishable foods are maintained.
  • Carry, handle, load and unload cases of food at the ABCD Food Hub, Mobile Food Pop-Up events and ABCD neighborhood sites, as able.
Volunteer Training and Outreach
  • Assist with the training and leading of volunteers to effectively assist with distribution activities.
  • Conduct volunteer outreach to coordinate program assistance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time.
Physical & Environmental Conditions
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Walking and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Drive the ABCD Food Van and rented U-Haul to Pop Up locations.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent and up to 12 months of work experience is required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record required.
  • Ability to obtain a Food Pantry Safety Workshop certification or ServSafe certification within the first six months of employment required.
  • Experience and knowledge of warehouse operations preferred.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work in a team required.
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.

Why Work Here

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community’s most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

Rate is $26.98 / hr. 35 hours a week, 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

About Action for Boston Community Development

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