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Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday Evening 5:00pm-7:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

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Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Donation Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm

Summer Lunch is hiring!

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Gallatin Valley Summer Lunch Paid Internship 

The HRDC Summer Lunch Program is a rewarding internship opportunity that involves preparing meals for summer meal sites, delivering/serving and supervising meals at site locations, and supporting volunteers in a variety of tasks.  A fast-paced and fun environment involves a good chunk of time on your feet.  Summer lunch interns will work alongside volunteers, interns, and staff in a kitchen environment and outdoors for meal service.  

Summer Lunch provides nutritionally balanced meals to local children during the summer months at 6 meal sites across the valley.  Serving approximately 500-600 children per day.

Gain Skills and Knowledge in

Volunteer organizing and management, food production, meal service, social services in the Gallatin Valley (all of HRDC programs), food rescue, federal meal programs, local food, youth programming, and community stewardship. It also includes lunch on days worked.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Interact and communicate with parents, children, staff, and other professionals about summer lunches.
  • Supports, encourages, and supervises volunteers who assist with food service and meal preparations.
  • Promote effective communication and cooperation with staff.
  • Assist with meal preparation of breakfast and lunch for Summer Food Service Program sites.  Meals are planned and follow USDA childhood nutrition guidelines.
  • Deliver meals to designated sites, supervise and serve meals, and record daily participation. 
  • Assist in maintaining and cleaning the kitchen, food preparation, and serving areas.
  • Compliance with all applicable health, sanitation, and safety standards.
  • Assist with daily breakdown and clean up from lunch service.
  • Complete and maintain current Summer Food Service Program records.
  • Enhance program quality
  • Attend staff meetings as needed
  • Participate in an evaluation of self and program
  • Available between the hours of 7 and 3 Monday to Friday, scheduling is somewhat flexible.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Language Skills:

  • Read, write and speak basic English sentences


Mathematical/ Money Handling Skills:

  • Basic counting skills
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide simple numbers


Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


Specialized Tools (Non-Computer):

  • Kitchen cooking equipment: commercial ovens, sinks, freezers, coolers.


Other Required Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be 21 or older to drive company vehicles.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and implement documents such as governmental regulations, rules, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively manage work flow
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers or claimants
  • Knowledge of basic nutrition guidelines
  • Must pass a physical examination showing no communicable diseases
  • Must have satisfactory results from criminal records check required by Child-Adult Abuse Act
  • Must be certified in Community CPR and First Aid or ability to become certified. 


Essential Physical, Mental, and Emotional Requirements of this position:

The following physical, mental, and emotional abilities are considered essential to perform the duties listed above:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include a sense of smell and color vision.
  • The incumbent must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and must be able to work under time and/or deadline pressures.
  • The ability to make quick decisions when there are electrical or mechanical failures. 


Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or GED required


To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Olivia Smart, MS, RD

  • Fresh produce
  • Masa harina
  • Granola bars
  • Diced green chiles
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Microwavable meals (ramen, easy mac, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter, 16oz
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pantry staples like flour, sugar, oil, and spices
  • Diapers, size 3 and up
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent

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