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The Nashville Food Project

Distribution Coordinator

The Nashville Food Project


Job Summary

Mission, Vision, and Values
The Nashville Food Project brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city. At The Nashville Food Project, we embrace a vision of vibrant community food security in which everyone in Nashville has access to the food they want and need through a just and sustainable food system. This mission and vision are guided by core organizational values, including hospitality, stewardship, interdependence, learning, justice, and transformation.

Organizational Background
The Nashville Food Project (TNFP) was born from the idea that good food is a matter of basic dignity. Since its start in 2007, TNFP has served thousands of Nashvillians facing food insecurity. In 2011, TNFP was incorporated as an independent nonprofit, shifting the focus of its meals program toward a collaborative partnership model and launching an urban agriculture program. Today, TNFP continues to connect people to nourishing food and to each other through vibrant urban agriculture projects, made-from-scratch meals, and food shared with local partners working to disrupt cycles of poverty.

Position Summary

The Distribution Coordinator is an integral member of the Food Access Team, which works to link nutritious food with communities impacted by food insecurity. Reporting to the Food Access Manager (FAM), the Distribution Coordinator (DC) supports The Nashville Food Project’s Food Access programs by delivering food to partners on a daily basis. This position dedicates a portion of their time to CACFP and SFSP meal programming, with the hours allocated determined by the percentage of TNFP meals that are eligible for reimbursement.

Job Responsibilities

● Complete daily morning and afternoon food delivery routes, arriving within delivery windows and fulfilling the needs of each delivery within the time requirements of the routes
● Support healthy and thriving partnerships with contacts at each partner site and act as the representative of TNFP for these partners in day to day situations
● Act as the last set of eyes on all food leaving the TNFP kitchens, confirming that the highest standards of food quality are met and that all meals are properly labeled
● Work closely with Meals Team and other distribution staff to ensure all outgoing food is properly organized and loaded for delivery
● Ensure Health Department codes are adhered to at all times
● Communicate relevant feedback and experiences regarding meals and deliveries to the Food Access Manager, including site delivery updates and any problems/feedback encountered during deliveries
● Report any maintenance needed for TNFP delivery vehicles to the Fleet and Facilities Coordinator
● Collaborate with Food Access and Community Engagement Teams to develop and coordinate a food distribution volunteer pilot program
● Ensure distribution cambros and other delivery equipment are clean and in working order and maintain needed supplies in all TNFP delivery vehicles
● Provide driving coverage for procurement and excess food sharing as needed and able
● Attend organizational meetings as appropriate, including TNFP staff meetings


● Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse communities including nonprofits, volunteers and the general public
● Cooperative work ethic and a positive attitude; hard-working, conscientious, and responsible
● Well organized with attention to detail, record keeping and time management skills
● Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
● Ability to manage multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment
● Excellent written, oral, and electronic communication skills
● Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
● Comfortable driving cargo vans and completing deliveries in all seasons and diverse weather conditions
● Ability to consistently lift and move up to 50 pounds and ability to navigate stairs
● Willingness to successfully complete ServSafe certification within 90 days of employment
● Use of personal cell phone as needed to complete deliveries
● English fluency, oral and written

● High school diploma/equivalent or relevant life experience
● Interest in anti-hunger work and food justice
● Willingness to drive a small box truck and operate a lift gate on occasion/as needed

Additional Information


This is a full-time, exempt salaried position at 32 hours/week with the possibility to increase to 40 hours/week by the end of 2023 based on employee performance and organizational resources. Standard required hours are Monday through Thursday between 8:15 am – 4:15 pm. Occasional Friday, weekend and evening hours may be required.

Annual salary is $29,900, based on a 32 hour/week schedule. TNFP offers a benefits package for full-time employees including:
● 75% employer paid health insurance, and voluntary dental and vision insurance
● Employer paid term-life and AD&D insurance, and long-term disability insurance
● Employee assistance program
● Cell phone stipend
● Nine paid holidays, plus two floating holidays
● Paid Time Off (PTO) program
● Parental leave
● Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in our work and mission to info@thenashvillefoodproject.org. Applications received on or before February 17, 2023 will receive priority consideration. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

In all aspects of its work, The Nashville Food Project strives for a culture of inclusivity and fairness without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.


  • Date Posted: February 1, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)