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Employment Opportunity: Food Recovery Assistant

Kaslo Community Services is hiring a Food Recovery Assistant to work at the Kaslo Food Hub.

The position is temporary full-time (30 hours per week for 9 weeks, July 2nd-Aug 30th, 2024).

Wage is $20/hour.

This position is funded by the Government of Canada and is available for applicants between ages 16-30.

Duties include: processing food, packaging food, stocking shelves, working with volunteers, tracking statistics, inventory management, gardening.

Applicants please send resume to

Full job description below.

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Full job description:

Job title: Food Recovery Assistant 

Last updated:  May 24, 2024 

Contract position: $20/hour, 30 hours/week, 9 weeks (July 2nd to Aug. 30th, 2024) 

Job/Position Summary: The Food Recovery Assistant is a short-term position with Kaslo Community Services Society (KCS).  The Food Recovery Assistant will work with KCS staff and volunteers to process excess food that can be distributed through the Kaslo Food Hub for distribution to community members in need.   

Key Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Processing excess food to reduce waste and convert it into shelf-stable food through dehydrating, freezing, etc. 
  • Gardening, watering and weeding in Food Hub gardens 
  • Working with and directing volunteers in food processing 
  • Tracking stats and keeping work logs 
  • Package soups and other foods made at the Food Hub 
  • Stock shelves for Food Cupboard service 
  • Inventory management 
  • Other light duties like cleaning, organizing, etc. 

Supervision Received: The employee will receive direction from the Executive Director (Food Security) and the Food Cupboard Coordinator. 

Work Experience and Skill Requirements: The following work experiences and skills are considered assets for this job: 

  • General knowledge of Food Safe food handling principles is an asset. 
  • Comfort with and experience preparing and storing food. 
  • Ability to receive direction and work independently with efficient time management skills 
  • Flexibility and willingness to do a variety of tasks related to our Food Hub programs 
  • Enthusiasm for working with people of all abilities. 
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check 

To apply for this position or to receive more information please send questions or resume to or call 250-353-7691 x.401. 

KCSS is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ communities to apply.