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Dream Streets

Food Distribution Program Driver

Dream Streets

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Job Summary

If you are interested in a job that truly impacts thousands of people per week by providing fresh, nutritious groceries to households in need, this might be the role for you! We are searching for a highly motivated, responsible individual to serve as our Food Distribution Program Driver. Our Mobile Food Distribution Program currently serves over 3,000 households per month with almost $1,000,000 worth of fresh groceries annually. We partner with several area grocery stores, wholesalers, and restaurants to complete 23 food pickups per week that provide groceries for 11 Mobile Food Distribution sites. Dream Streets is looking to add to our Food Distribution team by hiring a qualified, licensed driver to take over the majority of our food pick-up routes to stores located in West, North, and South Nashville.

Job Responsibilities

Program Responsibilities

  • Complete all assigned food distribution pickups throughout Davidson County and deliver food donations to appropriate locations as indicated by the weekly schedule
  • Maintain appropriate state driver’s license requirements with no outstanding violations present on record
  • Assist at Mobile Food Distribution sites as needed by the Program Director or onsite staff/lead volunteer
  • Feel comfortable serving as a lead figure for program volunteers, providing a welcoming environment and enriching experience conducive to our organization’s values
  • Help maintain trucks in working order, relay any necessary maintenance needs and/or issues to the Operations Manager

Weekly Sample Schedule/Working Hours:

Tuesday: 

  • 11 AM-2 PM- Pick up donations from West Nashville Costco, Big Lots, and Papa Johns 
  • 2-4 PM- Deliver food donations to the Distribution Site at Andrew Jackson homes in North Nashville, return truck to Dream Streets West

Wednesday:

  • 8 AM-10:30 AM- Pick up from South Nashville Sprouts and Kroger
  • 10:30 AM- 12 PM- Pick up West Nashville Sprouts and Aldi, return truck to Dream Streets West

Thursday:

  • 11 AM-1 PM- Pick up from West Nashville Sprouts and drop off donations at Mending Hearts Women’s Center
  • 1 PM-4 PM- Pick up from Costco and Turnip Truck in West Nashville
  • Deliver to and stay at 17th Avenue and Underwood Street distribution site,  return truck to Dream Streets West

Saturday:

  • 9 AM-4 PM- Pick up from West Nashville Trader Joe and Costco, deliver donations, and stay at Cumberland View site
  • Pick up donations from West Nashville Kroger, drop off, and stay for distribution at New Covenant Christian Church
  • Return truck to Dream Streets West

Responsibilities to the team:

  • Conduct yourself in a manner consistent with our statement of faith and our staff values 
  • Maintain regular working hours as determined by ongoing Mobile Food Distribution needs

Qualifications

Personal Qualifications 

  • Lives by Christian values and exhibits a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Willing to love and care for people from every walk of life with no judgment
  • Exhibits humility, honesty, reliability, integrity, trustworthiness, and a servant’s heart
  • Flexible; is able to adjust to fast changes, be a self-starter, and be willing to lead where others can’t
  • Maintains grace and poise under pressure; remains teachable and adaptable to new situations
  • Up-to-date and valid TN Drivers License

Additional Information

Benefits

Dream Streets offers employer-covered health benefits (medical, dental) for employees (additional cost for family members), as well as retirement accounts and matching contributions of up to 3%, PTO, sick leave, and volunteer time off up to 40 hours per year. 

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to TJ Fletcher, Executive Director, at tj@dreamstreetstn.com.

Details

  • Date Posted: June 13, 2024
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 07/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $20-$25/hr
  • Working Hours: 25 hrs/week