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Food Programs Assistant (Full-Time)

The Food Programs Assistant supports the efforts of the food and warehouse staff in all areas of food donations and distribution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Embrace The Caring Place Mission: to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way;
  • Exemplify I am CARING Values: Integrity, Caring, Accountable, Respectful, Inclusive, Neighborly, and Grateful;
  • Provide ongoing assistance with the processing and managing of the Food Programs and Warehouse;
  • Ensure consistency in weighing food, documenting accurately, sorting and staging;
  • Assist with stocking and organizing Food Pantry;
  • Oversee work groups processing food donations;
  • Maintain good organization in the Food Warehouse;
  • Assist with food distribution events as directed;
  • Provide assistance and perform other duties as assigned to support the donations and store operations.


The preferred candidate has the following education, experience, and expertise:

  • High school diploma/GED;
  • Minimum 1 year of professional work experience (food pantry/warehouse preferred);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, must be able to work closely with volunteers, neighbors, and staff in a professional, friendly, and non-judgmental manner;
  • Possess a clean driving record with the ability to drive an agency truck;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred.

Work Conditions: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Exhibit a positive and calm demeanor at all times;
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions and stand for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours);
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing;
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted and up to 100 lbs. with assistance;
  • Scheduled hours are Mon–Fri, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. (Schedule is subject to change to meet business needs; could include Saturdays in the future.)

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive comprehensive compensation package;
  • Health benefits;
  • Paid Time Off;
  • Retirement savings program with a workplace match;
  • Caring and positive workplace;
  • Being part of a non-profit organization working to provide for the basic needs of all neighbors in our community.

This position is classified as non-exempt under the Federal Wage and Hour Laws. It is full-time, 40-hour per week position. The Caring Place is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to email us at and tell us why you would be a good addition to our team!  Our HR manager will send you an application or answer any questions you might have.  If you are excited about working with this mission-driven organization, we can’t wait to meet you!

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