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Food Assistance Drivers

Puddle Jumpers Inc
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We need drivers for food collections from below locations. These roles can be done with very little contact with other people.

  • Riviera Bakery, Torrensville - Collection at 10:30am. Volunteers can directly collect at Riviera Bakery or meet at Puddle Jumpers beforehand and there are PJ’s vehicles for use for volunteers with suitable ages/driving experience. You will need to load food into vehicles and deliver to two different op shops (one at Henley Beach Road, Torrensville and one at Port Road, Hindmarsh)

  • Foodbank Collection, Edwardstown at 11am. Volunteers can meet at Foodbank (Cross Road) or at Puddle Jumpers beforehand and there are PJ’s vehicles for use for those volunteers with suitable ages/ driving experience. Order to be collected is large. You will need to load into vehicles and deliver back to Puddle Jumpers warehouse at Kilkenny for unloading.

  • Op Shop deliveries anytime between 9.30am and 3pm. Volunteers come to Puddle Jumpers beforehand and there are PJ’s vehicles for use for those volunteers with suitable ages/ driving experience. Collect any donations or other items to go to the shops and then go to each shop (South Road, Melrose Park, Henley Beach road, Torrensville & Port Road, Hindmarsh) then bring back from each of the shops white bags, paperwork and anything else required.

  • Food Hand outs (Castle Plaza, Plympton, City, Salisbury, Brahma Lodge, Christie Downs, Hackham) - volunteers can meet directly at the food locations or at the Puddle Jumpers offices by 4.30pm to get transport to and from there! The bags of food are handed out to the families directly and volunteers assist with handing out food, parking cars, talking to walkers, dressing up as a character, stacking and unloading the vans.

  • On weekends we also have the South Plympton Bakery items to be collected at 5.25pm at the following roster – this is varied amounts. Volunteers can meet at the bakery direct or at Puddle Jumpers beforehand and there are PJ’s vehicles for use for those volunteers with suitable ages/ driving experience. Large order and load into vehicles and deliver back to Puddle Jumpers warehouse for unloading.

Our biggest food collection is on Sundays - volunteers can meet directly at the markets at 11.30am or at Glandore offices at 11am ready to go to the markets. We do a food collection out at Gepps Cross treasure markets, where we fill a large van full of fresh produce. We then drive back to the warehouse and unload the van – we prepare for the next day by pre-packing food bags for families and sorting the food from the good and the bad. This is so we can make the work-load less on Monday.

All volunteers are to adhere to 1.5m social distancing rules and handwashing, aprons and gloves (supplied by us) are to be worn when handling food!

Food Collection jobs drivers needed: Wed, Fri, – Second bite Coles Mon, Tues, Wed, Thursday – Foodbank Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri’s – Riveria Bakery Sat - South Plympton Bakery & scond bite coles Sunday – Gepps Cross Markets & (1st & 4th Sundays of the month - South Plympton Bakery) The Op shops are flexinble Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings we need drivers for the food drive by

Volunteers are required to fill in paperwork and we will complete a DCSI - working with children's check with you (free).