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Meal-A-Day Board Approves Part-Time Paid Position To Coordinate Program, Volunteers

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The Meal A Day Board has approved a paid part-time position for 25 hours a week to manage the daily operations and the volunteers.  Below is a description of the job and what Meal-A-Day does, for potential applicants that are not familiar with the program.

Meal A Day volunteers dishing up meals to be delivered to county residents

Meal A Day is a small non-profit business in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The program is supportive, rewarding, and engaging. The goal for the program is to support the approximate 150-160 seniors receiving daily meals that desperately depend on Meal-A-Day.

Meal-A-Day depends on dedicated volunteers to provide this vital service. In a week, Meal-A-Day workers log approximately 80 volunteer hours preparing, cooking, and packaging meals; and approximately 65 volunteer hours delivering meals.

Job Description

The applicant must have administrative skills, work well with others and be willing to fill in for volunteers as needed.

A Meal-A-Day volunteer driver loads containers of food to deliver to program recipients

The Meal-A-Day Director will:

  • oversee volunteer cooks and daily route drivers;
  • handle applications for new meal recipients;
  • keep food inventory, purchase food, and coordinate weekly menus;
  • keep daily tally of meals prepared and monies received;
  • prepare monthly reports and coordinate food donations; and
  • must have reliable transportation.

The program work environment includes:

  • food provided,
  • a lively atmosphere and
  • casual work attire

“We are currently looking for a Director to lead our creative and innovative team. The successful candidate will have experience in managing volunteer relations and work flow, and will be able to efficiently delegate tasks to volunteers. Due to the nature of our business, our Director will report directly to the Board. Meal A Day is looking for an individual with a heart for serving our community,” noted Tina Phillips and Cecile  Toenniges, who are working together to serve as temporary coordinators for the Meal-A-Day program.

The paid part-time job requires a 5 hour shift Monday to Friday, at one location. The Meal-A-Day program is currently operated out of the kitchen at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center.

Resumes will be accepted through Monday, October 24, 2022. Applicants can mail or drop off their resume to Meal A Day, 150 MLK Jr. Drive, Sulphur Springs, TX  75482.

Doni Smith, a new Meal-A-Day Board member, is helping with this job posting and candidate search, and has volunteered to be the program marketing coordinator.

For additional information, contact Doni Smith at [email protected], or Tina and Cecil at [email protected] or at the Senior Citizens Center, 903-885-1661.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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