Worcester Regional Food Hub
Food Hub Manager
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|Posted On:||Thursday, 9th November 2017|
446 Main Street, 20th Floor Worcester, MA 01608
About the Worcester Regional Food Hub
The Worcester Regional Food Hub (https://worcesterfoodhub.org/) is an innovative and collaborative project aimed at strengthening the local food system and increasing access to healthy food throughout Central Massachusetts. The Food Hub provides aggregation and distribution services for local growers while serving as a centralized source of local produce for institutional buyers in the region, thereby expanding the market for the local food system. It also operates an incubator kitchen which provides affordable commercial kitchen space for food entrepreneurs and offers technical assistance and consulting services. The Food Hub was started in 2015 by the Regional Environmental Council and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce with its core functions based out of the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and with funding from The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. Beginning in 2018, the WCFB will lead implementation of the Food Hub.
The WCFB (https://foodbank.org/) believes that healthy food is a fundamental right of all people and that hunger is an issue of social justice. WCFB’s mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. To that end, WCFB annually collects over 6 million pounds of perishable and non-perishable food and distributes it through a network of 120 Partner Agencies, including food pantries and community meal programs; trains Partner Agencies in food safety; and advocates for systemic and sustainable solutions to support children, families, and senior citizens in being more food secure and healthy.
About the Position
This new Food Hub Manager position will provide strategic leadership, as well as day-to-day oversight of all aspects of the Food Hub’s core operations, including the aggregation and distribution of local produce and value-added products to institutional buyers and the management of an incubator commercial kitchen. This individual will be an employee of the WCFB, and this hands-on position will report to and work with the Executive Director of the WCFB and supervise 2-3 Food Hub staff members. It is anticipated that this position would begin in January 2018.
This is a full-time position. This is a grant-funded position with an expected annual salary range of $70,000 - $85,000, plus benefits and a bonus if sales goals are achieved. Equal Opportunity Employer.
This search is being managed by The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Amie Shei at firstname.lastname@example.org. We anticipate this new position beginning in January 2018.