FOOD DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP

Description:

The GrowHaus is an urban agriculture nonprofit in Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood with the mission of creating community-driven, neighborhood-based food systems by serving as a hub for urban agriculture, education, business development and job training.

Food Distribution at the GrowHaus consists of several programs, including a weekly food box program, daily market, and weekly free food & cooking program. There are many opportunities to work on our distribution team, either through internal food ordering, inventory management and tracking, or being the front-of-house market attendant, greeting and responding to the needs of our community. The most successful team members are flexible, self-driven, creative and quick problem solvers.

The Food Distribution Assistant will provide assistance to the Food Distribution Coordinator (FDC) with distribution internal processes, including food sourcing, ordering, volunteer direction, food storage, and data management. This is an opportunity to join the internal GrowHaus team and mold a changing program while learning about the intricacies of a dynamic and neighborhood based food distribution system.   

Responsibilities:

  • Ingredient Sourcing
    • Research and seek out new ingredient suppliers (organic, local produce and fruit farmers and distributors), help to create relationships with said suppliers
    • Assist with weekly placement of orders from multiple suppliers
    • Assist with organizing and properly storing all food
    • Help to plan the variety included in weekly food boxes
  • Distribution
    • Participate in weekly food sorting on Fridays (at 9am)
    • Manage volunteers during Friday sorting and through the week as needed
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement
    • Brainstorm and strategize with Food Distribution Coordinator for program improvement
  • Data Management and Tracking
    • Assist with oversight of Farmigo, our food box ordering website
    • Respond to food box related inquiries
  • Miscellaneous
    • Meet with Food Distribution Coordinator as necessary to discuss tasks and performance
    • Assist in ongoing improvements to our food safety procedures
    • Assist with general maintenance and upkeep of GrowHaus common areas
    • Make deliveries/ pick-ups of food as needed
    • Attend special events at GrowHaus or on behalf of GrowHaus

Schedule: 6 month commitment, 10-15 hours/week, Flexible weekly schedule; opportunities to work on and/or off site

Skills and Requirements:

  • Driven and motivated personality, without the need for constant oversight
  • Applicants from diverse backgrounds encouraged
  • Interest in healthy food access is necessary
  • Experience in grocery, market, CSA, farm operations, etc.  a plus
  • Digital design skills a plus

Please apply here