Bed-Stuy - Fresh Food Box Site Assistant (Oct)


Event Description:

GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box Program sites are part of a network of food access retail sites operated by GrowNYC, along with Greenmarkets and Farmstands. Through Fresh Food Box, customers pay $14 one week in advance for a pre-assembled box of healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables grown primarily by regional farmers and sourced through GrowNYC Wholesale. The program allows customers to take advantage of the cost-benefit of buying in a group and enjoy the flexibility of a weekly commitment while supporting farmers. 


Position Summary: Volunteers are needed to help our Fresh Food Box sites run efficiently as essential food access for New Yorkers. Volunteers will work with Fresh Food Box staff to implement proper safety protocols to ensure the public, staff, and volunteer safety. Volunteers will also help pack Fresh Food Boxes to paper grocery bags. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, wipes, hand sanitizer, and a mask but they are highly encouraged to bring their own mask.


Duties / Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):

  • Help with Fresh Food Box Site set-up - tents, tables, weights, signage, sidewalk chalking. 
  • Help with receiving food delivery and organizing onto tables to pack Fresh Food Boxes. 
  • Sanitize all surfaces.
  •  Follow Fresh Food Box staff instructions for bagging produce
  • Properly break down wholesale produce boxes for recycling
  • Crowd/Line management - ensure customers are following markings on the ground and are properly socially distancing
  • Ensure customers are wearing masks
  • Customer Service - answer questions as needed, or direct customer to GrowNYC staff
  • Sanitize throughout the day
  • If the shift includes an end of the distribution, help clean up the distribution area and break down the stand. 


If you feel unsafe, please do not hesitate to step back from your shift.


Please DO NOT sign up to volunteer if you:

- Are feeling sick or showing any of these symptoms 

- Have knowingly been in close or proximate contact with someone in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?

- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

- Traveled domestically in the US or internationally within the last 14 days

  • If you have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, based upon Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205 issued on June 25, 2020, which has been updated, the following states meet the criteria for required quarantine: please read it right here


Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have previously attended the GrowNYC Volunteer Orientation. New volunteers must take a virtual GrowNYC Volunteer Orientation. 

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Date/Time &
Sat, Oct 31, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM   
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Sat, Oct 31, 2020 - 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM   
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Event Meeting Location: Mt Lebanon Baptist Church

228 Decatur St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

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Event Organizer: Nabjot Kaur
917-439-2923 / 212-788-7900 x223
Event Category:
3) Greenmarket / Fresh Food Box