Gleaner Position Description

Purpose: The purpose of a Gleaner is to travel to local stores to rescue still edible food from area stores and bring it back to the food shelf.

Key Responsibilities:28337153_1936370289767983_5006374300315866010_o

  • Taking temperatures of food when picking it up
  • Loading it into the truck/ van
  • Taking the temperature of the food when returning
  • Unloading and weighing the food, while writing down its source
  • Sorting the food that is delivered and helping to stock the shelves in the store

Responsible to: Mary Mitchell, Director

Time Commitment: Gleaners usually begin picking up food around 8 or 8:30am. They are typically finished by noon, depending on the number of stops made and amount of food to be picked up. We are currently looking for someone to serve on Wednesdays, as well as Monday, Wednesday, or Friday substitutes.

Useful Skills: Ability to bend, lift up to 50lbs, attention to detail, problem-solving ability, dependability, and must have good driving record and insurance.

Support: Training and support for this position will be provided. Other volunteers serving in this role can be used as a reference for assistance.

Dress Code: Casual, closed toe shoes

Activity Level: May involve varying amounts of activity; moderate physical exertion. May not be recommended for volunteers with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes recommended.

How to Apply/ Contact Information: If interested, please contact Mary Mitchell, Director of the food shelf at 218-444-6580 or