Job Postings

Job 1 of 2 - Driver and Warehouse crew

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Starting $18.00 per hour (with opportunity to increase based on skill level)

 Loaves and Fishes is responsible for getting food to those who need it in Nanaimo and beyond. Our warehouse is the main hub of our operations. All of the food we collect comes into our warehouse, gets sorted and then distributed out to the community. We need help in our warehouse and driving trucks. 

Duties include: 

- Picking up food in a 3-ton or 5-ton truck (Class 5 license can drive our trucks).

(Note: Our trucks are mostly driven in Nanaimo area which is city driving. This is not long haul driving. Most of the job is not driving.)

- Unloading trucks

- Moving food around on pallet jacks 

- Washing and stacking dirty bins 

- Sorting food (including separating good food from rotten food) 

- Lifting boxes of food  

- Assembling hampers for clients  

- Communicating tasks to volunteers in a respectful and helpful manner 

- Sorting empty drink containers for our Empties 4 Food program


* Familiarity with the operation of pallet jacks and forklifts is an asset - but not required. We can teach all the necessary skills *

Must Have:

- A positive attitude and be prepared to put in a solid effort every day. We have a lot of tasks that must be done by someone who enjoys working hard and can easily adapt to priorities changing and shifting throughout the day. 

- Full availability as the job requires regularly working weekends and a mix of shifts from early in the morning or late at night.

How to apply:

1. Come in person with your resume and cover letter to the Loaves & Fishes Food Bank warehouse at 210 Fry Street, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am - 3pm.  

2. Ask for Alex, Peter or Ernie. 

3. Be prepared to talk for a few minutes.

COVID-19 considerations:
Everyone must wash hands before entering the warehouse and face masks/shields are required for all persons in or around our warehouse.


 Jobs 2 of 2 - Summer Student Intern - Warehouse Operations (2 positions open)

Job Type: 35 hours/week for 14 weeks 

Salary: $18/hour

Application deadline: 2021-05-07

Loaves and Fishes is responsible for getting food to those who need it in Nanaimo and beyond. Our warehouse is the main hub of our operations. We need help in our warehouse. There are a variety of tasks that we need done every day.

Duties Include:

- unloading trucks

- moving food around on pallet jacks

- washing dirty bins

- sorting food (including separating good food from rotten food)

- explaining tasks to volunteers

- lifting boxes of food

- assembling hampers for our clients

- sorting empties.

The right candidate needs to have a positive attitude and be prepared to put in a solid effort every day. We have a lot of tasks that need to be done and we need someone who enjoys working hard and is adaptable - priorities may change through the day and we need someone who can roll with the changes. If you like to work hard in a fast paced environment, this is the job for you this summer!

The right candidate will get the opportunity to learn new skills such as how to drive the forklift and driving our trucks once the candidate shows they are a good fit.

Full availability is a must, the right candidate will regularly be working weekends, and a mix of shifts from early in the morning to late at night.

*Please note that candidates must fit the parameters for the Canada summer job funding. Namely being a student under 30 years old*

How to apply:

1. Come in person with your resume and cover letter to the Loaves & Fishes Food Bank warehouse at 210 Fry Street, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am - 3pm.  

2. Ask for Alex, Ernie or Peter. 

3. Be prepared to talk for a few minutes.

COVID-19 considerations:
Everyone must wash hands before entering the warehouse and face masks/shields are required for all persons in or around our warehouse.