Job Posting 76398

Food Hamper Kitchen Support Worker
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
40 Begbie Street, New Westminster
closes in 2 days (Thu, 28 Oct)
part time  •  $17 per hour

Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families has the following position available:

Position: Food Hamper Kitchen Support Worker

Location:        40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.

Start Date:     Immediately

Hours:            Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm or until work is finished


Job description:

We are seeking a mature individual who has experience in the organization and budgeting of a home kitchen preferably with experience with different age groups and people from different cultures. Someone who is also tolerant and accepting of street entrenched folks and/or people who are struggling with poverty, mental illness, and addiction


As part of a team of volunteers and other food hamper workers, you will support the Purpose Society Food Hamper Program to provide supplemental groceries to food insecure individuals and families. This program is in response to the COVID19 pandemic.


Core responsibilities:

  • Create perishable food hampers for delivery to clients according to client information and dietary restrictions.
  • Create boxes of perishables for a variety of other distribution aspects of the program (e.g., health van, clinic, health contact centre, drop-in and Friday market).
  • Receive and sort perishable food donations so as to maximize the use of these donations.
  • Demonstrate a creative and flexible approach in the use and distribution of the perishables, across all the different aspects of the program, that is dependent on demand, availability and over/under abundance.
  • Maintain organization, cleanliness and tidiness of all areas of the kitchen
  • Order perishables, according to need, from suppliers and donors.
  • Co-ordinate with workers in the non-perishable part of the program.
  • Train volunteers


  • Be able to lift maximum 50lbs
  • Food Safe certificate
  • Experience in food preparation
  • Experience budgeting for the purchase of food
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Knowledge of recycling processes and the disposal of food that apply in a kitchen


Core Competencies

  • Be able to work and lead in a team environment
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Give and take directions

 Posting open until filled.

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