Food Rescue: Rider

Job Description:

Part of a two-person team, the Food Rescue Rider picks up surplus, soon-to-expire, or other 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
  • 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

Although the Food Rescue Riders do not operate the vehicle themselves, they will still receive training from Manna staff concerning loading and unloading, safety, and preventative maintenance, in addition to any challenges that might be present during their shift. 


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.