Organization: Food Forward, Inc - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit
Position: WRP (Wholesale Recovery Program) Truck Driver
Location: City of Bell, CA
Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Fruits and vegetables are collected in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Terminal. This recovered produce is provided, free of charge, to low-income populations across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, food banks, domestic violence shelters, transitional youth homes, veteran services, after-school programs, LGBTQ+ teen/adult/senior services, programs serving people with disabilities, college student assistance programs, and many more. Thousands of dedicated volunteers in collaboration with our staff will help feed over two million people across eight Southern California counties this year alone. *See our core values posted below.
Food Forward is seeking an organized, energetic, and detail oriented WRP Truck Driver to join our team. The WRP Truck Driver will report to the WRP Manager. The Driver will be responsible for early-morning produce pick-ups from donors at the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Terminal and surrounding areas, delivery of donations to receiving agencies and accurately entering incoming donations into Food Forward’s inventory management system our inventory. The Driver is expected to provide great customer service, keep in constant contact with the dispatch team and enter invoices daily. Schedule will be 5 days a week, from as early as 4am to about 2:30pm depending on program needs.
The ideal candidate is passionate about improving food systems and eradicating hunger in a fast-paced environment and is a skilled driver and communicator. They will need to be able to think critically and demonstrate strong decision-making and time management skills as well as have strong working knowledge of the produce industry and general growing seasons.
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:
Hours: Full-time, non-exempt position
Compensation: $17 - $20 per hour
Send a cover letter in the body of the email including 1) Where did you discover this listing, and 2) If you were a variety of produce what would you be and why? Please attach your resume as a PDF and send to [email protected]
The subject line should read, WRP Truck Driver – (Your Name). No phone calls, please. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application.
Food Forward is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those with protected class backgrounds to apply. We value the individuals that we hire and look forward to creating a positive work environment for all identities.
*Food Forward Core Values: