Food for People

The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Job Opportunities

Food for People is the official food bank for Humboldt County. As we grow, we are in search of dedicated, energetic and motivated individuals to join us in our mission to help fight hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community.
If you would like to apply for one of our positions and become part of our team, download the employment application and follow the instructions included in the job description of your interest.

Senior & Homebound Programs Coordinator: This position entails oversight and coordination of two programs for seniors age 60+ (the Senior Brown Bag and Commodity Supplemental Food Programs), in addition to a third program, the Homebound Delivery Program, through which volunteer drivers deliver to adults of any age who are unable to leave their homes to access food bank services (due to illness or disability). Combined, these three programs operate at 16 sites countywide. The Coordinator prepares for and runs some of the distributions, which includes physical/lifting tasks, preparing and completing paperwork, and adhering to program regulations in all distribution procedures. In addition, the Coordinator prepares food orders and paperwork for delivery to remote site distribution partners and for volunteer delivery routes. The person hired must have a passion for communicating and working with seniors and people with disabilities, be able to lift up to 50 lbs. repetitively, be comfortable driving a cargo van, have strong computer skills and accuracy for working with multiple databases, work well as part of a team, and be great at multitasking and staying organized. Please click here for the full job posting (including application instructions), and click here for the job description.

Bilingual CalFresh Outreach Specialist: We are looking for an outgoing individual, who works well independently and as part of a team, to work alongside our various food distribution programs as our bilingual CalFresh Outreach Specialist. This position is focused on providing technical assistance and support, in both Spanish and English, for individuals and households who are interested in applying for CalFresh benefits. This position works with our team of Outreach staff to educate about CalFresh as a resource for purchasing healthy foods at stores and farmers' markets; pre-screen households for CalFresh eligibility; and provide on-site application assistance and follow-up. Program teamwork includes traveling countywide with our Mobile Produce Pantry several times per week, working in our on-site Choice Pantry weekly, and visiting our countywide senior distribution, free produce market, and pantry sites. Please click here for the full job posting (including application instructions), and click here for the job description.

Summer Lunch Delivery Driver (seasonal): We are seeking a responsible, detail-oriented delivery driver for our Children’s Summer Lunch Program. The delivery driver is primarily responsible for making sure coolers full of sack lunches reach approximately 20 sites before noon every Monday-Friday from June 17th to August 23rd, 2019. There is one week of training and preparation beginning June 10th. On a daily basis, the driver will pack lunches into coolers, load and unload the cargo van at each site, complete paperwork, keep accurate records, and perform regular safety checks of the van. The driver will pick up empty coolers from sites once per week. After completing the daily route, the driver will regularly assist with receiving phone orders from Summer Lunch sites for the next day’s lunches. The delivery driver works under the direct supervision of the Child Nutrition Programs Coordinator. Hours fall between 6:00am and 2:30pm, with variation, Monday through Friday, for a total of 35-40 hours per week. A clean driving record, ability to lift 50 pounds repetitively, and cargo van or large vehicle driving experience are required. This is a great position for an early-rising individual seeking summer employment. Please click here for the full job posting (including application instructions), and click here for the job description.

CalFresh Nutrition Education Coordinator: We are looking for someone who is creative, self-motivated, and passionate about healthy cooking to fill the role of CalFresh Nutrition Education Coordinator, within our Community Education and Outreach team. Our hunger relief efforts include an emphasis on access to nutritious foods that promote good health, including increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and opportunities to increase personal nutrition knowledge, cooking skills, and exposure to tasting recipes utilizing fresh produce. Activities include development and dissemination of recipes and educational materials for all of our food distribution programs, coordination of cooking classes and taste testing activities at our distribution sites, food safety education, CalFresh outreach and enrollment, and collaboration with Food for People’s programs and community partners. Please click here for the full job posting (including application instructions), and click here for the job description.


Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be a part of what we do at Food for People, please consider becoming a volunteer! We rely on a diverse pool of volunteers daily to provide support for each of our programs. If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with us, email our Volunteer Coordinator. We will do our best to find the best possible match for your skills and interests.