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Canada Summer Job: From Garden to Table Coordinator
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Georgina Community Food Pantry
Location: Sutton West/ Georgina, Ontario

The Georgina Community Food Pantry is a charitable non-profit organization, located in Sutton, ON. We are seeking a dynamic youth who enjoys growing and cooking food to assist with our community garden and community kitchen projects. The ‘From Garden to Table Coordinator’ will work both indoors and outdoors learning the importance of food security, growing and eating locally, preserving the harvest, and gleaning from local farms. The individual will need basic food growing and food preparation skills, to help with the harvesting, preparing, and serving of fresh produce, and will assist other staff/volunteers with planned activities (i.e. meals preparation).

The preferred candidate is someone who lives within a commutable distance to The Link in Sutton West and has a driver’s license with reliable access to transportation. The position is for 30 hours/week over 16 weeks (likely five 7-hour days) with a compensation of $16.00/ hour with the position start date by mid-June. We are willing to work a flexible work schedule after August to accommodate those going back to school.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support staff and volunteers with preparations and delivery of programs that address the underlying causes of food insecurity and poverty, doing office relate and/or garden-kitchen chores.
  • Assist with fresh food donation outreach, receiving deliveries, assessing quality/value, organizing and storing food
  • Help to process, preserve, and prepare food in a commercial kitchen at the Link.
  • Conduct research and help to develop new programs, and monitor and evaluate existing programs and projects
  • Assist in the promotion and celebration of local good food such as Sunday’s Farmer Market booth.
  • Help uphold safety measures and protocols, and perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be between 16 and 30 years of age with a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be available to work 30 hours/week for a minimum of 16 weeks (Mid-June to September)
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings, weekends and holidays, if required
  • Show positive energy and motivation to grow and/or prepare food
  • Knowledge and ability to work effectively and compassionately with rural and diverse communities
  • Strong problem-solving skills with good communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Self-driven with an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team setting
  • Able to withstand heavy lifting (20-40lbs) and some repetitive movements
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office an asset

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, so there is some room for flexibility in hours and location. The successful candidate will benefit from a comprehensive training program, quality supervision and recognition of contributions. The Georgina Community Food Pantry (GCFP) is carefully practicing COVID-19 safety measures as ordered by York Region Public Health and as outlined in GCFP’s Emergency Action Plan. The successful candidate must be prepared to make safety provisions and be adaptable to changing requirements.

The Georgina Community Food Pantry is an equal opportunity employer. We work to develop an inclusive work environment where team members feel empowered to express authentic ideas and experiences. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants with an interest in advancing our mission, vision and values.

If contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received will be addressed in confidence.

To Apply:

Please apply by emailing your cover letter & resume to by June 23th 2021

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 3 2021    ID: 60127