Shrewsbury High School Crew

Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Champions (Fall 2019)

Food Committee Jobs

Shrewsbury Crew – Food Committee Jobs


Food Committee Chair – Organizes the food committee to feed 100 rowers weekly for away and home races, uses a Sign up Genius to arrange for weekly food donations and volunteers to receive weekly food/ice donations, transports food to away races, set up food tables, stock food tables throughout race day, cooks hot food lunch and coordinates clean up.  The Food Chair also keeps food bins/ice coolers stocked and organized for weekly races and stores them in the off season. The Food Chair also works with coaches to organize year end BBQ.

Race Day AM Organizer –  Receives and organizes food/ice/paper products donations morning of race, must be at DRC early when athletes are being dropped off (athletes will be bringing in donations as they arrive for the bus).  For home races, helps sets up food tables and supplies.  For away races, help load food/coolers and supplies bins into transport person van/truck.  Athletes will usually set up tents per coaches’ instructions.  Tables and tents are stored in the boathouse.  This person often also does AM Race day food table stocking job listed below.

Race Day Food/Supplies Transport Person –  For away races only, must have a vehicle suitable for transport food/coolers and bins to the regatta.  Coaches usually take the tables/tents.  Helps set up table with supplies.  Athletes will help set up tents and tables.   Sometimes you can drive  your vehicle right to race site and leave vehicle there.  Sometimes you may have to drop off supplies and move your vehicle to designated parking area.  Brings bins/coolers back to Chairperson house to get ready for next week’s regatta.

Race Day Food Table Person – Typically divided up into AM person and PM person.  Usually a few people will share this over course of race day.  Checks food table periodically to stock it, checks that food is fresh, covered, iced, etc.  Stocks bins with water/drinks.  You DO NOT have to stay at table all day!  Just check it and keep food moving.  Help with hot food lunch as needed.  PM person helps with clean up.

Hot Food Lunch – Cooks and serves optional hot food lunch.  Usually 2-3 people coordinate in this role.  Meals will be paid for in advance and you will have a checklist of who selected a hot lunch.  Food Chair will take care of the food orders, buying food ahead of time and van person will transport food.  Food Chair will arrange for cooking supplies.

Clean Up – Cleans up and helps take down tables and tents, puts supplies back in bins, puts bins/coolers into transports person’s vehicle to bring back to chair person.  Athletes will help with take down of tents, tables and loading them into coaches’ trucks.  They also help getting bins into transport person’s van. Checks that site is clean and neat before vacating.  Any non-perishable food/drinks go back into bins for next race.  Give away perishable foods to who wants it.  Someone will usually take the leftover bananas or apples to make a bread for the next race.

Money Collector – One person to go to DRC Wednesday at beginning or end of practice to collect money from athletes that want to buy the hot meal option  The may also buy a meal for family members at this time.  All meals MUST  be ordered and paid for in advance so we have the money to buy the food ahead of time and have enough for those that have ordered hot lunch.  You will have a spreadsheet with all the athletes listed to keep track of who ordered and how many meals they paid for.  Deliver money and list to Chairperson so chair has time and the money to pay for food.

Many hands make the load light and the rowers most definitely appreciate being well fed.  Work the food table and see how happy they are coming in off the water!

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