Assist the Warehouse Operator with all areas of food operations, food movement and warehouse maintenance. This is an opportunity that requires minimum 3 hours a week for a 3 to 6 month commitment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

Effective September 7, 2021 – All volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before volunteering. Volunteers are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. To read the full policy, click here.

If you have questions or a written, approved medical exemption from the vaccine, please email julia@themississaugafoodbank.org.

Time Commitment:

  • Wednesday and/or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 3 to 6 month commitment

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team to assess quality control, and sort and record food items. This will involve checking food quality, ‘Use By’ and ‘Best Before’ dates, categorizing, and recording of food.
  • Work as part of a team to pick and pack food orders for community agencies
  • Ensure the required activities have been completed on the cleaning schedule at the end of each shift.  
  • Help with order picking, loading, and unloading the trucks.
  • Pick agency orders in advance of shipping/pick up deadline, ensuring orders are stored properly until shipped
  • Inspect orders just prior to shipping/ pick up to ensure product quality, proper skid stacking/wrapping, and obtain a secondary final inspection before releasing
  • Immediately report all unsafe situations, practices, and or equipment to Warehouse Operator

Qualifications:

  • An interest in / understanding of a variety of food products is helpful.  
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills are essential to this role.
  • Must be physically fit and aware of own ability especially when lifting and loading.
  • Ability to manually lift up to 50lbs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure warehouse environment, and to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills, with proven ability to self-supervise, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

Benefits

  • Training relevant to the role will be provided onsite
  • Gain experience in the food industry, warehousing and customer service.