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Employment Opportunity – Parkland Food Bank Society

Parkland Food Bank Society

Job Title:  Truck Driver-Part Time

Department:  Warehouse

Reports to:  Fleet Coordinator

105 Madison Cr. Box 5213, Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3A3

Part-time

Company Description

Parkland Food Bank Society serves to receive and distribute food to individuals and families in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County, as well as Partner Agencies which are non-profit, charitable organizations serving those in need.

Today Parkland Food Bank provides over 400,000 kg’s of food each year to those in need.

Job Description

The PFB is seeking an experienced Driver to join our team. In this role, you will handle, move, load and unload goods by hand or with a variety of handling equipment. You will be collecting food from donor locations for delivery to the Food Bank, as well as dropping off supplies to community partners to hold food drives on our behalf. Must be available to drive Monday through Saturday, up to 15 hours per week.

Main Duties:

  • Perform pre-trip inspection of the vehicle to ensure safety and reliability. Fuel trucks at card-lock locations. Report any vehicle issues to the Fleet Coordinator;
  • Operate and drive food bank cube van to pick up and deliver food products as scheduled, following all food safety regulations. Organize and secure food in the vans to maximize efficiency and load distribution;
  • Maintain rapport with donors and/or their employees to foster continued support and a professional working relationship;
  • Assist in other areas of the warehouse as required;
  • On return to the warehouse; unload the van, weigh goods and record information on the daily record sheet if loading dock volunteers are unavailable;
  • Work with Warehouse Coordinator or Fleet Coordinator to schedule all extra pick-ups.

Physical Requirements:

  • Proper safety footwear is required;
  • Physically fit and knowledge of proper lifting techniques required to lift up to 50 lbs. on a consistent basis;
  • Will need to sit or stand as needed. Will require walking and climbing stairs during the day;
  • Reaching above shoulder height or below the waist On-the-road with frequent stops at agencies, suppliers, and donors. Working in all weather conditions on truck lift gates, parking lots, docks, and in donor/supplier warehouses and store back-ends;
  • Frequent exposure to changes in temperature conditions;

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
    preferred
  • Current Alberta Drivers License Class 5
  • 1-2 Years of Professional Truck Driving Experience, Highly Preferred

Hours of work:

  • Monday through Saturday: 7:15am – 11:15am
  • $18 per hour + 4% vacation pay

Candidates shortlisted for interview are required to produce a Drivers Abstract and Claims History.

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.

NOTE:

Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. The Parkland Food Bank Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

We are actively recruiting for this position and encourage you to apply now if you are keen on this opportunity!

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to: sheri@parklandfoodbank.org

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Food Rescue Volunteers Needed

  • Do you have a passion for seeing food waste reduced in the Parkland Region?
  • Do you feel it is important for everyone to have access to high quality, nutritious food?

Then we have a volunteer opportunity for you!

We are looking for volunteers, with an eye for detail, to sort perishable food from our food rescue program.

Volunteers are needed:

Tuesday mornings from 8:30 – 12:15

Friday mornings from 8:30 – 12:15

Learn more at https://parklandfoodbank.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/

Coldest Night of the Year – 2021

The Coldest Night of the Year is a covid-safe, family-friendly walk to raise money for Parkland Food Bank. Walk with us (virtually) on February 20, 2021!

Register

https://cnoy.org/register

Register to walk individually or with your team. Are you ready to sign up and make a difference in your community again? Because we are SO ready to welcome you (at a safe distance!) again this year!

Please register today. There’s a place for everyone!

Raise Funds

Here are some quick start steps to follow after registering…Make the First Donation: Build momentum by being your first donor. Get some of your own skin in the fundraising game!

Personalize your Fundhub Page: Your people don’t want to read our boring generic CNOY page (yawn), they want to see a picture of you, read what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it. Ignite a fundraising spark by letting your donors know why you’re passionate about your charity and your cause.
Start Your Fundraising Now: No really, now! You could wait, but our stats show that those who fundraise early raise 2-3 times more than those who start in February.

Walk Virtually

Walk where you want, when you want and with whom you want. Walk in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain or on anyone of the amazing trail systems in Parkland County (anytime in February). The good news is that the most important elements of Coldest Night of the Year will still be in place – fundraising, walking with your friends and family while feeling the cold, and making a difference!

Other Notable Changes

No Registration Fee: The registration fee is no more! Everyone is welcome to come and support their local CNOY charity.
Thank You Toques: The toques are blue, the pompoms are yellow, the look is on point! Build your CNOY toque collection with our thanks for raising a modest amount of $150 (adults) or $75 (youth under 17). Closer to event day we’ll provide a safe way for you to pick it up.
Cash + Cheques: Because we aren’t gathering together like last year, there’ll be no cash or cheque collection on event day this year. Cheques must be mailed directly to CNOY Head Office for processing, and cash donations should be paid off online with Fundhub

Make a difference in your Community!

We aren’t asking you to support us. . .

As of December 2020 we are serving an average of 629 households per month.
Right now we are seeing an average of 50 new households a month accessing our services.
Of these households, many are families with children.
The majority of households we support are working households experiencing lay-offs of one or more persons, or decreased hours.
Last year we gave out over 9,500 hampers, feeding 24,796 individuals.
We service not only Spruce Grove, but Stony Plain and Parkland County.
. . . we are asking you to help us support your neighbour.