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Part-Time Driver

Job Description


The Food Bank of Iowa seeks a part-time Driver to join our team of staff and volunteers committed to alleviating hunger. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced driver who wants to have meaningful position with a mission driven organization. 

This position is responsible for the safe, timely, and professional execution of product donation pickups and order deliveries for the Food Bank of Iowa. Responsibilities also include proper maintenance of vehicles, equipment, and logs, and other warehouse duties as assigned by the Warehouse Manager.

This is a part-time position with shifts that mainly include weekends and evenings. 

About the Food Bank of Iowa: 

We gather and distribute nutritious food. We build partnerships with community organizations. We tell the story of food insecurity. We’ve built a system that provides vial food to pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, and others. We strive each day to ensure that no child, senior, or family in Iowa has to struggle to find food. What do we do? We fight hunger. 

The Food Bank of Iowa is committed to supplementing traditional food assistance programs with innovative initiatives that provide for flexible food distribution to communities across Iowa. We offer mobile food pantries, oversee school pantries, provide a summer feeding program to children, and spearhead The BackPack Program, which provides kid friendly food to children on weekends and when they don’t otherwise have access. 

Job Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  1. Load trucks, transport, and unload trucks with frozen, perishable, and shelf-stable food.
  2. Operate all warehouse equipment in a safe and efficient manner, such as forklift and pallet jack.
  3. Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and orderly warehouse.
  4. Develop and maintain excellent relationships with Food Bank of Iowa staff, donors, agencies and volunteers.
  5. Maintain accurate records of vehicle operations and maintenance on a daily basis and report conditions to Warehouse Manager.
  6. Maintain all current licenses, certifications and medical cards in accordance with State and Federal mandated requirements.
  7. Participate in third party Random Drug Testing program.
  8. Other duties as assigned by the Warehouse Manager, CEO, or COO.


  1. Knowledge of warehouse operations, practices, procedures and standards.
  2. Possession of a valid Iowa Class B CDL Driver’s License and current DOT printout with no moving violations.
  3. Ability to operate a large truck (24-30 ft with refer unit) and drive long distances. 
  4. Proven ability to work steadily and independently with minimum supervision and follow standardized procedures.
  5. Ability to lift and/or move items weighing up to 60 pounds consistently, up to 80 – 100 pounds occasionally.
  6. Certification to operate motorized forklift.
  7. Ability to work inside freezers and coolers with temperatures of -10 to 38 degrees.
  8. Ability to work well and converse with other staff, donors, and agency representatives. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, lift and carry up to 60 pounds, and occasionally 80-10 pound, ability to tolerate cold temperatures, perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
  •  Conditions may include working inside and outside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, radiant and electrical energy, working closely with others, working alone, working protracted or irregular hours, and traveling by car, van, bus, and airplane.
  •  Equipment (machines, tools, devices) used in performing the essential functions include computer and related equipment, typewriter, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone, automobile, floor jack, pallet jack, fork lift and other warehouse tools.

How to apply

Apply online or email Laura Sheriff at lsheriff@foodbankiowa.org to apply. Please no phone calls.