Job Opportunity: Operations Coordinator at Food For Free

We are hiring an Operations Coordinator to support our work, rescuing food and delivering it to people who need help.  We're looking for someone who is detail oriented, interested in a wide range of experiences in the food rescue/'anti-hunger realm, and willing to drive trucks in the greater Boston area. The job is 20 hours per week and based in Cambridge's Central Square.  

Food For Free is a non-profit organization that improves access to healthy food within our community by: rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, strengthening the community food system, and creating new distribution channels to reach underserved populations.

We envision a future where everyone in our community—regardless of age, income or ability—has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.


Food For Free is hiring a part-time Operations Coordinator to 1) provide logistical support to Food For Free programs, including school markets and Family Meals; 2) rescue and deliver food; and 3) provide administrative support to the Operations Director. This position is 20 hours/week, pays $15/hour, and reports to the Operations Director.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Food Rescue and Delivery
Rescue food from supermarkets and other locations to deliver to recipient agencies.
Rescue produce from farmers' markets (seasonal)
Fill in for other drivers in the event of absence
Program Support
School Markets
Coordinate and deliver rescued bread, purchased produce, and other food items
Coordinate Greater Boston Food Bank order with Program Director
Provide day-of support for school markets
Family Meals
Coordinate with Family Meals Program Manager to develop and maintain an efficient stock rotation protocol
Deliver and pickup food for Family Meals
Administrative Support
Prepare reports and invoices
Maintain monthly food tracking spreadsheet

Skills & Qualifications

Commitment to social justice, and food justice in particular
Personal honesty and integrity
Maturity and sound judgment
A high level of organization and time-management skills
Ability to juggle multiple projects
Attention to detail
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
Valid driver's license with clean driving record
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly
Previous experience operating commercial vehicles (up to 26,000 lbs.GVW) or willingness to learn to operate vehicle type on narrow city streets and in traffic conditions
Willingness to work in all weather conditions in all seasons, including inclement weather, extreme heat and cold
Experience or willingness to learn to operate pallet jack.
Must be able to utilize mobile devices for daily record keeping

How to apply
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Ryan Lee at

Food for Free in Cambridge's Central Square, MA