Make a difference.
The Food Group recruits and retains insightful employees from a diverse background. We are proud of the work environment we have created with skilled professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of families in need.
This position is accountable for working as a team to ensure operational responsibilities are accomplished in a safe and consistent manner. Drivers are accountable for a variety of activities including support of Fare for All sites, order delivery, pick-ups, food drive support and organizational programs. Drivers will also have a focus on the shared responsibility of warehouse activities including order selection, shipping, receiving, maintenance and cleaning activities as necessary. Because of the variable nature of this position, regular evenings and occasional weekends are required. Class B required.
Community Food Leader Intern (Paid)
The Community Food Leader Program Intern has experience with sustainable agricultural food systems and a knowledge of food justice. You will use your strong attention to detail and your people skills to assist with the development, recruitment, organization, launch, and administration of the
Community Food Leader Program. You are looking for a workplace that is full of people who genuinely appreciate each other, and work best when tackling big ideas as a team. You bring your life experiences to your work, knowing that the ways that you have experienced racial, economic, or gender injustice drive your passion to create change.
Community Food Leader Participant (Paid)
The Community Food Leader Program (CFL) is supported by a 3-year USDA Grant through the Community Foods Program (CFP) which supports and strengthens new community food leaders in low-income communities. The goal of the program is for participants to gain knowledge about the food system and continue to act as leaders on long-term food issues in their own communities once the course is completed. Participants will engage in a diverse variety of activities such as visiting sustainable local farms and food hubs, learning about nutrition and policy, and preventing food waste by rescuing produce. As a Community Food Leader, you bring your life experiences to your work, knowing that the ways that you have experienced racial, economic, or gender injustice drive your passion to create change. You are energized by the idea of learning more about the food system, and want to apply what you discover to create greater equity and health in your community.
Big River Farms Farmer’s Market Trainer
To train beginning farmers in operating all aspects of a successful farmers’ market stall.
- Communicate with Programs Manager and farmers the day before each market to verify logistics
- Meet farmers before market (6-6:30am) at cooler in St. Paul to load market supplies and produce/plant starts into delivery vehicle; arrive at market by required time
- Work with farmers to learn best practices for setting up and managing stall, until close (early afternoon)
- Work with farmers to learn how to break down stall, do inventory, and payout
- Coordinate with local restaurants/produce buyers to purchase any leftover produce
- Return with farmer to cooler if needed
- Report regularly to Programs Manager on farmer education and market sales
- This is a 3 month position, 10 hours/week, mid-May through mid-August.
- Markets are in Minneapolis and will take place each weekend, rotating between Saturdays and Sundays, early morning to midafternoon.
- Must provide own transportation; mileage between cooler and market will be reimbursed at the federal rate.
The Food Group is an equal opportunity employer.