Food Rescue: Driver

Job Description:

Part of a two-person team, the Food Rescue Driver picks up surplus, soon-to-expire, or other donated food items donated from local businesses, restaurants, and farms. The team loads the items onto pallets located within a Manna truck, following food safety protocols, and delivers the food to the Manna Food Project warehouse. Volunteers may then assist staff in unloading, sorting through, and recording the incoming product. 


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a valid driver's license without restrictions
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Good vision, hearing, and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication
  • Excellent customer service
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to follow rules regarding food safety and preservation
  • Tolerance for people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and lifestyles

Food Rescue Drivers will receive training from Manna staff concerning vehicle use, safety, and preventative maintenance, in addition to any challenges that might be present during their shift. Volunteer drivers will be evaluated on their performance with periodic ride-alongs with out Food Rescue Manager. 


Food Rescue runs operate Monday through Friday at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and noon. Shifts may last between 30 mins and 1.5 hours. Manna staff will assist accepted volunteers with scheduling their first volunteer dates, after which individuals may sign up by themselves according to personal schedules.