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Food Box Packer Needed

Food Box Packer, Part Time, Temporary

Program Overview

Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) seeks a responsible individual who is interested in assisting during biweekly free community food distributions. We are looking for someone capable of working with a small team to receive bulk food deliveries, repack foods into individual bags, move materials from the packing location to the distribution location, facilitate the distribution to community members, and assist with setup / cleanup of the market stand.

Location: Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center (250 W 65th Street, New York, NY 10023)

Dates: 10/8/2020, 10/22/2020, 11/12/2020, 11/25/2020, 12/10/2020, 12/23/2020, 1/14/2021, 1/28/2021, 2/11/2021, 2/25/2021

Schedule: 8am – 4pm

Hours: 8 hours/distribution for x10 distributions

Duration: This role is temporary during the operation of a food box program.

Compensation: $15/hr


  • Reports to Farmer Educator
  • Set up market folding tables and pop-up tent canopies for food box distribution.
  • Receive palletized bulk food deliveries.
  • Move cases of food using hand trucks from curbside into the designated indoor packing area.
  • Repack food items into individual food bags.
  • Move packed food bags from the packing area to the outdoor distribution area.
  • Assist as needed with the distribution of food bags from an outdoor table.
  • Clean up the packing area and market stand following the distributions.
  • Observe food safety and social distancing protocols.
  • Utilize provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times while on-site.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to follow directions and provide directions to others.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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