Meal Centre Food Sorter

juin 9, 2021
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Cascade Community Church
Salary Range:
According to the Collective Agreement
Posting Expires:
June 9, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
June 23, 2021



Reporting to the Meal Centre Manager/Cook, he/she will sort produce and canned/packaged foods as we receive it. Will entail leading a group of various volunteers designated to help with this duty.


  • On-call/casual


The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties:

  • Processes raw materials by unloading, sorting, packing, storing, loading and baling the donations; protects the integrity of the donations
  • Selects donations for store distribution meeting established standards of quality and distinguishing between discarded and good quality merchandise according to company standards
  • Meets assigned daily targets; counts, weighs and records incoming and outgoing donations
  • Complies with all safety procedures and in/outdoor tidy maintenance guidelines
  • Operates warehouse equipment such as baler, compactor, forklift and conveyor

Daily duties will include:

  • Sorting produce/dairy/juice etc. as it arrives from donators for distribution to other facilities.
  • Bringing up the groceries specified by the food service personnel to the Meal Centre.
  • Responsible to break down cardboard and place in recycle dumpster, and remove take resulting garbage to the correct recycling bins.
  • Sort dry goods coming in behind the fenced area in the basement. Goods will be sorted for food hamper supplies, school lunch program, specialty items, juice, pastas, cereals, Christmas hampers, etc. A separate list will be supplied, and may change from time to time depending on programs removed, or added, to the Centre of Hope.
  • Sort new nonfood items onto pallets. Toys on one, other new products onto another pallet marking boxes with felt pen for Christmas hamper room.
  • Keep hamper room sorted and clean and taking excess supplies to the designated areas in the basement. Make base hamper boxes in hamper dry storage room.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


MINIMUM PRIOR RELATED EXPERIENCE: The incumbent must have the following experience before hire:

  • Up to three months of prior related experience including, experience with warehouse processing or goods distribution and knowledge of lifting guidelines are an asset.
  • The performance of the job requires frequently sitting for long periods of time, twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling, lifting and kneeling.

The performance of the job requires frequent safety awareness and sorting of donations EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS: The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate risk of injury or illnesses due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Moving objects
  • Sharp objects
  • Exposure to bodily fluids
  • Risk of back injuries

Other potentially dangerous situations (i.e. unsafe donations)


PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities:

  • Has Foodsafe Certificate Level 1 or willing to get the training when available.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • required Health and Safety training

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