Just $1 can provide 6.25 pounds of

food to a hungry neighbor

THE FOOD PANTRIES FOR THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

​​​​​​​Feeding the hungry since 1979. Helping food pantries provide groceries for 3.9 million meals annually.

Employment at The Food Pantries 

JOB OPENINGS

Food Pantries for the Capital District, Inc. (The Food Pantries), is  a coalition of food pantries working together, in a spirit of cooperation, to do together what no one of us could do alone.  Our mission is to serve hungry people in the Capital District through member food pantries.  We support our pantries by purchasing, collecting and delivering food.  We provide a forum for networking, coordination of services, education, and training.

Job Title: Delivery person/truck driver, Part-Time 
Reports To: Program Operations Coordinator

Position Summary: Food Pantries for the Capital District, Inc. (The Food Pantries), is seeking a part-time delivery person. This position involves the pick-up and delivery of food from our member food pantries to community member homes. Coordination, scheduling and administrative work associated with delivery service. This position also involves the pick- up and delivery of food orders and donated items to our member pantries.

About The Food Pantries: We are a coalition of food pantries working together, in a spirit of cooperation, to do together what no one of us could do alone. Our mission is to serve hungry people in the Capital District through our member food pantries. We support our pantries by purchasing, collecting and delivering food. We provide a forum for networking, coordination of services, education and training. For more information about The Food Pantries visit www.thefoodpantries.org.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Pick up food packages from member pantries and deliver to community member addresses while maintaining social distance guidelines.
• Pick up and deliver up to 16,000 pounds of food and/or other products across the Capital Region daily. Timeliness and organization are essential.
• Coordinate with our Program Operations Coordinator and team of drivers regarding day to day details.
• Communicate pickup and delivery information with staff, donors and members
• Accurately complete daily paperwork.
• Maintain a neat vehicle and report vehicle issues or needs to the Program Coordinator or Program Director.
• Must be polite and professional as our drivers are the face of our organization to many of our donors and members.
Other duties as requested.

The Food Pantries (Food Pantries for the Capital District, Inc.)

Working Conditions:
Position is physically demanding including climbing in and out of vehicle and continual moving and lifting of heavy objects. Must be able to bend and lift up to 60 pounds. Will practice safe lifting techniques.
Position will require employee to sit and stand for long periods of time Position will require exposure to the elements: rain, snow, wind, etc.

Job Qualifications:
• Practice safe driving and defensive driving techniques.
• Drive a wide range of vehicles from a mini-van to a box truck with a maximum weight of 16,000 pounds.
• Have driving experience and familiarity with the Capital Region.
• Must have a clean NYS Driver’s License

Other Information:

Position Time: At least 20 hours per week, schedule may vary.

Rate of Pay: Starting at $15/hr

Benefits: Health, vision and dental benefits available upon completion of a three-month probationary period.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to pantries@thefoodpantries.org Position open until filled. The Food Pantries of the Capital District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor

The Food Pantries of the Capital District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Program Director, Angie Pender-Fox
angie@thefoodpantries.org​



​The Food Pantries of the Capital District does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.