Food For Free is hiring a Program Assistant

Food For Free is hiring a Program Assistant

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 Program Assistant for our Family Meals program. Family Meals re-purposes prepared foods into single-serving meals for people with limited access to kitchens. The Program assistant will 1) serve as a kitchen assistant; 2) provide general support to the Program Manager. This position is 15 hours/week initially, increasing to 20 hours a week in the near future. The Program Assistant will report to Family Meals Program Manager.

Areas of Responsibility

Meal Preparation: Assist in producing approximately 500 meals per week.
Food Safety: Ensure food safety practices in all aspects of food handling throughout meal preparation.
Volunteer Management: Work with the Program Manager to recruit, schedule, and manage volunteers in the production of meals each week.
Food Rescue: Assist in rescuing food from local university dining halls. Identify and sort rescued food suitable for the Family Meals program.
Other duties as assigned.

Commitment to social justice, and food justice in particular
Interest in feeding families in need
Experience in food service industry
Servsafe certification (can be acquired shortly after hire)
Ability to work on your feet for several hours at a time
Ability to lift 40 pounds repeatedly during a shift
Comfortability managing and working with volunteers doing meal preparation
Ability and willingness to drive a cargo van in an urban environment a big plus
Ability to think on your feet and problem-solve
Maturity and sound judgment
A warm and professional demeanor
A high level of organization and time-management skills

How to apply

Send a resume and cover letter to Program Manager Fiona Crimmins via email to

Food for Free in Cambridge, MA