Posted by Willy Franzen on November 28, 2009. Jobs updated daily.
I guess it makes sense that people are more giving during the holidays. When you’re filling up on delicious food and getting lots of gifts, you can’t help but want to spread around the good fortune. Unfortunately for many food banks that spirit of giving isn’t distributed evenly throughout the year, while hunger is. Food banks and soup kitchens need food and volunteers year round, and sometimes they even have employment opportunities. One of those organizations that does is Food Bank for New York City. Their mission is to “end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity” throughout New York City’s five borough. While you’re still in that Thanksgiving mindset, you should take a look at Food Bank for New York City and see if you can help them out year round.
Food Bank for New York City does a number of things to help the 1.3 million New Yorkers who rely on emergency food including “direct services, food sourcing and distribution, nutrition and health education, financial empowerment, disaster relief and policy and research.” They’re running a huge program, as they distribute food “to a network of approximately 1,000 food assistance programs citywide.” That takes a lot of manpower, so it’s big surprise that they’re hiring. They do have their own Jobs page, but I actually found it easier to browse their job listings on Idealist. Currently posted opportunities include Warehouse Supervisor, Research Associate, Accounting Associate, Evaluation Program Associate, and Special Projects Assistant. You can apply for any of these positions by sending a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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