+BOX is looking for volunteer Nutrition Couriers to support +BOX distributions to partner school sites. We have expanded the program to include four new school distribution partners for the 2022-23 school year and need volunteer support to meet the demand in our community.
+BOX is a school-based, nutrition focused food security program that makes it easier for children and families to consistently access healthy whole foods. +BOX is designed to minimize barriers to nutritious foods by partnering with local growers, food rescuers, and neighborhood schools to distribute boxes of fresh, healthy, nutrient rich foods on a weekly basis. Every +BOX includes enough nutritious food for families to create up to ten healthy, culturally relevant, meals. This school year, +BOX will support between 550 and 650 food insecure families every week in North County school communities.
The +BOX Nutrition Courier will work with the +BOX Program Manager to deliver boxes of fresh, healthy, nutrient rich foods to our school distribution partners. The +BOX Nutrition Courier will commit to picking up 25 boxes from the +BOX warehouse in Carlsbad and delivering them to one of two elementary schools in Solana Beach Elementary School District on Wednesday afternoon(s).
The +BOX Nutrition Courier will:
Arrive at the +BOX Warehouse in Carlsbad by 12:30pm on Wednesday afternoon(s)
Load your vehicle, with the support of +BOX staff, with up to 25 boxes
Transport the boxes to either:
Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach, or
Solana Vista Elementary School in Solana Beach
Unload boxes at the designated delivery point before 2:00pm for pick up by participating families
Feel awesome about adding to the world for ensuring food insecure children and their families have consistent access to healthy food.
Be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license
Have a van, truck, SUV or vehicle capable of transporting up to 25 boxes (each box measures 12x12x8)
Be punctual and able to meet the stated pick-up and delivery times.
Compensation & Details:
You’ll receive +BOX tee-shirt or hat (your choice) to rep during your deliveries
+BOX will provide you with delivery instructions, including a point of contact at each school site who will receive the delivery.
+BOX staff will help load your vehicle, but you may be asked to unload unassisted at the school site.