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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 one year of professional work experience (food pantry/warehouse preferred);
  • Ability to drive agency box truck;
  • 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; it could include Saturdays in the future.)

What’s in it for you?

  • Starting pay of $15/hr;
  • 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 a 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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