Food Bank Worker

The Salvation Army Chilliwack Care & Share Centre
March 6, 2018
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email:, Attention: Tim Bohr, Community Ministries Director
Closing date
March 13, 2018


Interested applicants must apply in writing and indicate “FOOD BANK WORKER” in the subject line.


REPORTS TO:   Foodbank Coordinator In absence reports to Family & Community Service Coordinator

JOB PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Foodbank Coordinator the staff member will accept, organize, distribute, collect and store food following established guidelines.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full Time (Up to 40 hours per week)


  • Welcoming, supervising and instruction of volunteers with the assistance of the Volunteer Coordinator; providing direct work place supervision for up to 30 volunteers weekly, and up to 50 volunteers weekly during Christmas Season.
  • Make up food hampers for the day when volunteers are not available.
  • Monitor the pantry/hamper rooms making sure all products are food safe bagged and distributed.
  • Check supplies of bought product that are used on-going. Inform Coordinator/s as quantity (of each product) looks to be getting low. To be done providing sufficient time for acquiring product before stock runs out.
  • Drive van and/or three (3) ton truck to pick up or deliver food items from multiple destinations and assist in loading and unloading of stock/reclaim.
  • Assist in filling and/or emptying semi-trailers using forklift and pallet jack
  • Assist FB Coordinator in the stocking, organizing and inventory of food warehouse
  • Make sure quality control check is done before placing on storage shelves or issuing product to the public. Reject inappropriate donations if obvious upon presentation (i.e. old, rusty or bloated cans)
  • Keep floor area orderly, avoiding obstacles which might be tripped over/on, regular cleaning; Clear garbage, cardboard from food bank area daily.
  • Be vigilant in watching for theft and respond to potential theft situations
  • Assist the Foodbank Coordinator with all fundraisers and Food Drives where needed. Primary coordinator for annual Schools Christmas Food Drive; liaison with school principals, local dealerships, and make school presentations.
  • Computer data entry and office work as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army.
  • Will have completed High School and specialized courses
  • Minimum one year previous experience
  • Criminal record check
  • Driver’s License
  • Food Safe
  • First Aid
  • Non-violent crisis intervention
  • Basic computer skills
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with or the ability to learn the operations of food collection vehicles, forklifts and pallet jacks.
  • Be physically fit; be able to lift minimum 25 lbs.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.

NOTE:   An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.

  • Demonstrated ability work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated physical/mental ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated suitability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide work direction.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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