For the latest foodsystems information, read our newsletter June 2024: HERE


UpRoot Colorado (UpRoot) increases the nutrition security of Coloradans by harvesting and redistributing surplus, nutrient-dense foods while supporting the resilience of farmers.

We envision a mindful, humane and equitable Colorado food system where everyone has access to locally-produced, nutrient-dense foods; where people are more connected to the sources of our food; and where farmers are valued for who they are: a cornerstone of our society.


Job Title: Gleaning & Food-Systems Coordinator
Job Status: 40 hours per week June 1-Oct 31, 20 hours per week Nov 1 – May 31
Job Term: This role is currently a non-exempt, grant funded one year position, ending May 2024. There is the potential that this role could evolve into a multi-year position and UpRoot staff are working to realize this goal.
Pay: $19-$20 per hour, depending on skills and experience
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible, May 2023
Benefits: ICHRA healthcare stipend. Paid sick time. Paid holidays. Colorado SecureSavings Roth IRA. Technology stipend. Mileage reimbursement of $0.35 per mile for role-specific duties. Flexible work schedule November–May.


Gleaning & Food-Systems Coordinators are responsible for our Gleaning Initiative in specific geographic regions of Colorado: conducting outreach; recruiting and managing volunteers; connecting with farm partners and potential farm partners; coordinating and leading gleaning events to harvest surplus food from local farms and fruit trees; connecting and collaborating with hunger-relief partners; coordinating the distribution of gleaned food; performing organizing, equity, and advocacy work; writing, editing and sharing communications; educating the community about our food-system.