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.

Pantry Network Coordinator: We are looking for a motivated and outgoing individual with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills for the position of Pantry Network Coordinator. The Pantry Network includes 17 emergency food pantries and two congregate feeding sites, which serve low-income residents in communities all over Humboldt County every month. The person hired will be responsible for facilitating the planning of monthly food allocations to be delivered to pantry sites by our truck driver, collecting and reporting on monthly site data required by the USDA, and monitoring all sites for USDA compliance. Additionally, the Coordinator will work on an ongoing basis with pantry site coordinators throughout the county to build the operational capacity of individual pantry sites, facilitate regional meetings and training, and address challenges and needs as they arise. The Pantry Network Coordinator also provides back-up and support for our on-site Choice Pantry in Eureka. Please click here for the full job posting (including qualifications and application instructions), and click here for the job description.

Local Food Resources Coordinator: We are seeking a detail oriented, energetic person to coordinate our Local Food Resources Program. This multi-faceted position includes the coordination of our Gleaning and Food Drive programs. Job duties include establishing and maintaining strong relationships with local farmers and other food donors; coordinating farm and garden gleaning (including volunteer management); detailed inventory and record keeping; coordinating the planning, budgeting, purchasing, contracting, and tracking of several grant-funded local produce purchasing projects; coordinating and planning food drives; and assisting with media outreach for the Local Food Resources Program, including promotion of the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign. The person hired must have a passion for working with local farms and backyard gardeners, doing direct harvesting, and working with other food donors via food drive activities, including local businesses, organizations, and individuals. Candidates must have strong organizational, computer, data tracking, and communication skills, and ability to lift up to 50 lbs repetitively. Please click here for the full job posting (including qualifications and application instructions), and click here for the job description.

Development & Communications Specialist: Food for People is seeking a motivated individual with excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills for the position of Development & Communications Specialist, to provide support for our development and marketing efforts. This multi-faceted position includes assisting with fundraising events, direct mail campaigns, media outreach, grant research and grant writing, and ongoing donor recruitment and stewardship. The person hired must have strong computer and written skills, and a high level of comfort working collaboratively with diverse groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and other supporters. The position averages 20-25 hours per week, with flexible hours depending upon the time of year. Please click here for the full job posting (including qualifications and 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.