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Food Distribution Worker - Canada Summer Jobs


  • WHERE
    Mississauga, ON

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DESCRIPTION

Job description

Our Summer Jobs students will be engaged in all areas of the distribution process such as Logistics, Operations, Volunteers, Client Services, Marketing, Program Planning and Administration. Fruitful Communities will give each student a well rounded experience where they will understand the qualities good leadership, learn the dynamics of teamwork, learn how to plan logistics and how to communicate those plans effectively and so much more.The students will have opportunities to engage clients, perform assessments and direct them to one of our programs and services.

Due to the pandemic, Fruitful Communities has taken measures to ensure that all our staff, volunteers and community members are and feel safe, by having strict protocols in place.

Reporting to the Food Distribution Operations Director, the position of Food Distribution Worker is responsible for helping in the daily activities of the Food Distribution program and assisting staff and volunteers to ensure clients receive services.

The ideal candidate is a team player who has a mature attitude and understanding of food security and sensitivity to poverty and minority issues. They also have experience supporting, and working with volunteers, as well as well honed customer service skills.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting staff and volunteers with:
- Unloading delivery trucks and necessary
- Receiving donation items
- Packing food for storage and or distribution
- Set-up of tables and serving stations
- Clean-up duties at the end of serving
- Recording food bank visits by clients using computer software
- Ensuring the physical distancing of clients
-Other duties as assigned

Required:
- Must have a pleasant personality and willingness to work with people from all backgrounds and cultures
- Must be physically able to carry up to 40 lbs
- Must be physically able to climb into a delivery truck to help unload
- Successful police record check for the vulnerable sector
- Previous work experience in food services an asset
- Up to date standard First Aid certification is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTACTS
The work involves ongoing contact with co-workers, volunteers, and our clients.

PROBLEM SOLVING
Tact, discretion, and good manners are necessary when dealing with all daily contacts, especially when working with volunteers. The ability to effectively identify problems and resolve conflicts is required to work effectively as a team member.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Moderate physical activity (e.g., the lifting of objects of up to 40 lbs, occasional maneuvering of large pallets of food with pallet jack) and ability to bend, squat, walk, reach, and twist, as well as stand for long periods, is required to perform the duties of the position.

Who You'll be Assisting

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Fruitful Communities

Fruitful Communities is a community services hub where we are committed to ensuring that we provide quality programs and services that meet the needs of our community.


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Fruitful Communities

Fruitful Communities is a community services hub where we are committed to ensuring that we provide quality programs and services that meet the needs of our community.