Food Cupboard Assistant

(Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group)

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Position ID: V-GUE0086 Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 Last Full Update: 17 Jun 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHelp combat food insecurity in this essential role
ContactBronwen Buck, Neighbourhood Support Worker, Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group; Phone: 519-820-9576; Email: info@gheng.ca
DutiesThe Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group (GHENG) seeks community‐minded youth and adults to 
serve patrons during regular shifts at our food pantry. Help combat hunger and food insecurity through 
this essential role.  
Food Cupboard Assistants play a key role in an important project. In 2021, we transitioned to operate as a hub of the Guelph Food Bank. We are now part of a project to pilot a new food distribution model. The goal: to bring more support directly to areas in the city where it is most needed.  
Our Neighbourhood Group offers programs, organizes events, welcome residents, and provides a range 
of supports that reflect the interests and needs of the community. As a member of the Guelph 
Neighbourhood Support Coalition, we share the vision of working toward a healthy, safe community 
where everyone feels at home.  
 
Duties include:  
• Offer welcoming, exemplary customer service in this front-facing role 
• Prepare Food Cupboard for opening/clean and secure building at end of shift 
• Complete necessary paperwork and screening 
• Help with shopping and tallying allotted items  
• Assist with inventory management (stocking shelves, updating records) during down time 
• Participate in occasional meetings and training sessions 
 
Volunteers must be able to lift and carry boxes (approx. 25 lbs). We ask they commit to regular shifts at our location at 470 Auden Rd. (Auden at Eastview). Volunteers must also be able to regularly access and respond to e-mail.  
 
To express interest, please fill out the form on our website: www.gheng.ca/get-involved.  
 
For Saturday morning shifts, we are ideally seeking small teams to help out (e.g. two adults/two teens) who are interested in taking on bi-weekly shifts.  
 
We will reply to your inquiry via e-mail (add info@gheng.ca to your contacts).
Sustainable Development GoalsNo Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality
More Info Linkhttps://www.gheng.ca/get-involved/
Benefits• Create connections with volunteers; build trust with the community we serve 
• Make a positive impact on the lives of others  
• Deepen understanding of food insecurity issues and solutions  
• Play a role in re-inventing the way food is distributed to those in need within the city
Clients• Community members 
• Grange Hill E. Leadership Team members 
• Volunteer team
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Newcomer Assistance
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Warm welcome; de-stigmatizing access; friendly ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service - Helpful; reliable ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work - makes suggestions; receptive to constructive feedback; works well in a team ; Strong interest in community work, addressing food insecurity, food rescue missions. More info: https://www.gheng.ca/resources/food-program/food-cupboard/
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; One year for adults; open to high school students signing on for a shorter term
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; For Saturdays, we are ideally seeking 2 adults and 2 youth for each shift (could be a family with 2 parents/2 high school students for example);
Minimum Hours1.5 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon, Evening (4:15 to 6:45 p.m.) 
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening (5:45 to 7:15 p.m) 
Saturday: Morning (8:45 to 10:15) 
 
Weekly commitment ideal. Those interested in Saturday shifts could apply for bi-weekly commitment.
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Washroom on site
Location470 Auden Rd. (Auden at Eastview) - Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Some access to virtual training also available
TransportationNear public transit
Additional RequirementsExpress interest via our form: https://www.gheng.ca/get-involved/ 
Informal interview/reference check
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/GrangeHillEast/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/grangehilleast_ng/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/GrangeHillEast
Start DateOn or after 17 Jun 2022
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Organization NameGrange Hill East Neighbourhood Group
Office Phone519-836-9427
E-Mailinfo@gheng.ca
Websitewww.gheng.ca
Address & Map
Ken Danby Public School
525 Grange Rd
Guelph, ON N1E 7C4
 
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Mailing Addressc/o GHENG Community Room (Ken Danby Pubic School)