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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.
Produce Programs Assistant
The Produce Programs Assistant loves to be outside. You have knowledge of and experience with growing practices, and are energized by the idea of growing and gleaning local produce for hunger relief. You will manage The Food Group Farm, an on-site micro-farm and orchard at The Food Group’s New Hope offices. You will coordinate the Fruits of the City program (gleaning fresh fruit) and the Minneapolis Farmers Market Produce Rescue program, and recruit, train, and organize volunteers for multiple growing, gleaning, and rescue events to support these programs throughout the year.
Food Hub Operations Assistant
The primary function of this role is to provide on-farm support and logistical coordination for the Big River Farms Food Hub. This includes coordinating CSA box packing and delivering weekly boxes of produce to approximately 12 drop-sites in the Twin Cities Metro Area on a weekly basis, coordination of food donations, cooler management, and delivering produce for farmers markets. This position also assists in maintaining efficient and effective farm operations, adhering to the food safety plan, and providing occasional advice and education on post-harvest handling and food safety for farmers enrolled in the Farmer Education Program. This is a seasonal position for 20-25 hours of work each week for approximately 22 weeks from early June through October. This is an hourly position. The hourly rate is $14 per hour.
Apply to be a Minnesota GreenCorps Member!
Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that plans to place 42 members with organizations around the state in the 2018-2019 program year. Members serve full-time for 11-months addressing critical environmental issues and building community resilience while developing skills and gaining professional experience. The Food Group has been fortunate to have Minnesota GreenCorps member join our team over the past few years who have made a significant contribution to our fight against hunger and our work to provide nutritious food the Minnesota community.
The Food Group is an equal opportunity employer.