Grocery Run Driver
The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (MCHB) is proud to announce the launch of their new Grocery Run program. This program will take donated foods from grocers, distributors, and other food outlets, that would otherwise go to waste, and get it into the hands of newcomer refugee and immigrant families who are in crisis. These families are struggling to make ends meet and lack food for an evening meal or for their children’s lunches.
MCHB is looking for drivers with good driving records and their own vehicle. Larger vehicles such as vans or trucks will be preferred, while the ability to help carry small to medium sized boxes would be ideal. This role would require two hours once or twice per month, mostly on Friday mornings. Reliability will be of the utmost importance. Examples of grocery runs include picking up fresh produce from distributors, going to grocery stores and receiving day-old bread, or heading to the Food Bank for emergency food hampers.
A small honorarium will be offered as thanks in addition to other modes of volunteer appreciation. Drivers will get experience with food safety and handling, working with immigrant and refugee communities, and understanding food security programs within Edmonton.
- Reliable pick-up and drop off of donated foods at scheduled times
- Be patient, courteous, and a safe driver
- Own vehicle with valid driver’s license and insurance
- Can lift small to medium loads (preferred)
- Interest in working with immigrant and refugee communities
- Food safety handling is an asset