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Part-Time Food Services Assistant



Job Summary

FiftyForward has an excellent opportunity for a Part-Time Food Security Assistant at our FiftyForward Patricia Hart Building location across from The Fairgrounds in the Wedgewood/Houston area.  This is a full-time position with regular weekday hours, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm with the availability to work flexible hours as needed.

The Food Security Assistant supports meal provision for FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels and FiftyForward Friends Adult Day Service  customers and the FiftyForward Food Security program through prepping and plating lunch meals, preparing and plating FiftyForward Friends Adult Day Service breakfast and snacks, working with volunteers to assist in meal prep, maintaining food service data, and assisting with delivery of food and food security program outreach activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare and plate FiftyForward Friends Adult Day Service and FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels lunchtime meals provided by The Nashville Food Project.
  • Prepare and plate breakfast and afternoon snacks for FiftyForward Friends Adult Day Service customers.
  • Maintain quality control of fresh foods by keeping perishable foods rotated and shelved for timely use and/or distribution.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation of kitchen, prep area, pantry, and ensuring safety and sanitation regulations are met/exceeded as determined by the Metro Health Department.
  • Foster a welcoming and collaborative environment for volunteers in the kitchen. Oversee tasks of volunteers in the kitchen to assure that meals are available daily and on schedule. Ensure consistency in food safety, sanitation and cooking practices.
  • Meet with FiftyForward Friends Adult Day Service staff and supervisor regularly to plan and discuss food needs.
  • Under supervisor’s direction, maintain records of inventory and other necessary documentation.
  • Ensure a sufficient number of grocery bags are packed and ready for delivery to customers.
  • Prepare and ensure menus are accurate and posted weekly according to program requirements.
  • Assist with preparation of route sheets (regular and emergency routes) daily.  Work with special delivery systems such as DoorDash to arrange for food delivery as needed.
  • Assist with program recordkeeping with primary responsibility for recording FiftyForward Fresh attendance and meal counts in database system.
  • Assist with FiftyForward Food Security program including assembling food for and attending outreach events, contact and follow up with partner agencies and clients, and collect data.
  • Follow a checklist of tasks to be completed daily.
  • Follow agency safety and emergency procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • An interest in working directly with older adults to promote and uphold FiftyForward’s mission of supporting, championing, and enhancing life for those 50 and older.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work cooperatively with internal and external customers including members, constituents, and providers.
  • Demonstrated skills in organization, customer service, and time and task management.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.


  • Education:  High school diploma or GED. Sufficient applicable experience may be substituted for education.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in food services preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience with older adults.
  • Must be First Aid/CPR and ServSafe-certified or able to obtain certification.
  • A valid TN driver’s license including a good motor vehicle record, and appropriate automobile insurance.

Additional Information


  • Paid time off (vacation and sick)
  • 10 Paid holidays plus the week between Christmas and New Years
  • Paid birthday off
  • 401K
  • Employee assistance program
  • Complimentary membership to all Centers
  • Community involvement
  • Development opportunities

How to Apply

o join our team, please visit our careers website https://fiftyforward.org/employment/

FiftyForward is the leading resource for adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee who seek to live longer, more fulfilling lives.  We are the premier provider of innovative programs and services for older adults and their families through a powerful leadership team of staff, volunteers, and community partners touching the lives of more than 20,000 individuals annually.  Through seven locations and a variety of programs in Davidson and Williamson counties, we provide enrichment opportunities for adults 50 and older to remain engaged and living their lives to the fullest.

FiftyForward is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


  • Date Posted: April 27, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: 20 hrs/wk: M-F