NOURISH is a food rescue program working in partnership with the Salvation Army to divert food from local grocery stores to people in our community that need it! Today we need you! We need someone that is a team player, enjoys sharing the love of food, and wants to make a difference in the world around them.

A typical day in the NOURISH kitchen starts with sorting and preparing food donations. All of the food that comes to our kitchen comes with the best of intentions but not all of it is good to feed people, that food gets sorted for the pigs! Of the food that’s good for people, a lot of it gets distributed fresh to food bank clients, while others gets processed into frozen meals or canned goods.

NOURISH operates Monday through Friday at the Salvation Army Food Bank. We are looking to fill 30 hours a week and are open to hiring one or two people to meet these needs.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The NOURISH Assistant is based in Fort St John, BC and will report directly to the Food Security Coordinator.

The NOURISH Assistant will:
* Receive, evaluate, and process local food donations in collaboration with the Fort St John Salvation Army;
* Foster and maintain a positive working relationship with program partners and other volunteers;
* Perform risk assessments daily, weekly, and as necessary to keep all food product, participants, and staff safe;
* Completing all mandatory weekly/monthly reporting

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Enjoyment of food
* Knowledge of canning and preservation an asset
* Food Safe an asset
* Ability to follow a recipe and food plan
* Team player
* Proactive communicator
* Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate motivation and initiative

REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Food skills and experience an asset, however, we are willing and able to train the right candidate(s).

Job applicants should meet the following criteria:
* Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
* Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.
* All NEAT employees are required to submit a criminal records check



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