Community Support Associate - Urban Gleaners

Driving and warehouse role responsible for weekly food pickups, warehouse processing and deliveries.

What We Do: Urban Gleaners is a non-profit organization that collects delicious, fresh food before it can go to waste and we get it to children and families who need it. We pick-up high-quality and wholesome food from more than 100 local food donors, including restaurants, grocery stores, corporate campuses, event sites, colleges and universities, farms, and food wholesalers. At our Central Portland warehouse we sort and package the donated food. We then deliver this food to over 60 sites in the Portland Metro area where families can take home free and nutritious free food for home consumption; these are hosted at local schools, parks and apartment complexes, and a variety of hunger services organizations. We feed more than 4,500 people each week.

Equity is Essential: Urban Gleaners is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion by embracing the belief that all people must have access to healthy food.

Essential Job Duties (to include, but not limited to): The Community Support Associate position is a full time, Mon-Fri position responsible for driving a cargo van on assigned pickup and drop-off routes along with general warehouse assistance. 

Food Pickup & Delivery Routes

    • Pick up and deliver food according to schedule, keeping contacts informed of schedule changes or delays.

    • Check in with food donors and Pantry coordinators and pass on comments or requests.

    • For Pantries/Mobile Markets: Put together deliveries based on site size, food preferences, food on hand, day’s schedule of other deliveries. Stay to run the Pantry, and/or offer support, as needed.

  • Warehouse & Additional Responsibilities

    • Maintain First-In, First-Out system (food back-stocking).

    • Manage incoming and outgoing food. This includes: unloading, weighing, sorting, repacking, clean up.

    • Assist in maintaining a clean, efficient and organized warehouse.

    • Volunteer coordination, as needed (help our volunteers feel welcome and supported and give direction and oversight).


  • Clean driving record. Experience driving cargo vans.

  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 50lbs repeatedly. This is an action packed and physically demanding job.

  • Knowledgeable about safe food practices and comfortable handling all food. If you do not already have your food handlers card, you will be asked to obtain it.

  • Must be able to send and receive texts and use Google Calendar remotely (you will receive a cell phone stipend).

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with attention to details. There are lots of moving parts to what we do; it is important to stay in communication with the staff.

  • Proven track record of prioritizing, multitasking, effective problem solving, and delegating.

  • Must be a self-starter who takes initiative.

 Bonus Qualifications:

  • Multilingual

  • Experience with non-profit and volunteer-run programs serving a diverse population

  • Familiarity with hunger and poverty in the Portland Metro area, including Washington County

 Salary and Benefits:

  • $15 per hour to start

  • Fully paid health benefits

  • 2 weeks paid time off annually

To apply: Please email resume and any supplemental information (cover letter, etc.) to with the subject line “Community Support Associate”. Professional references will be requested during interview process.