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Driver/Food Handler

– San Jose, California
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

POSITION:        Driver/Food Handler

PROGRAM:      FoodShare Program

LOCATION:       Santa Clara County     

REPORTS TO:   Emergency Shelter Services Director  

STATUS:             Full-time, Non-exempt


In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB), HomeFirst is a participant in the Starbucks sponsored FoodShare Program. This program provides HomeFirst the opportunity to receive food from local Starbucks stores that will be redistributed to homeless individuals in HomeFirst programs and shelters.

This Driver/Food Handler will be responsible for the pick-up, loading, and proper handling of food items from approximately 40 Starbucks locations in the San Jose area. A pre-determined list of locations and a route for pick-up will be provided, along with training and proper tools necessary to fulfill the job’s obligations. A refrigerated vehicle is also provided. The position will operate during the hours that Starbucks locations are closed, generally from 9pm to 5am.



>Drive a company vehicle to store locations

>Ensure vehicle is ready for use prior to operating the vehicle daily (e.g. proper temperature in food storage compartment; sufficient fuel)

>Take and record internal temperatures of food items at all stores, while in vehicle, and upon delivery to identified locations

>Record weight of donated food items

>Record all donated food items through online platform

>Drive for prolonged amounts of time

>Maintain trips logs which give details, such as passenger count, route details, etc.

>Document vehicle issues, route details, fuel intakes and maintenance in respective logs

>Help maintain and keep the truck clean and operational

>Provide daily inspections and report any issues to management

>Transport and pick-up supplies for other programs, as needed

>Attend meetings and trainings as assigned

>Complete other duties as assigned



Education and Experience

>High school diploma or GED

>Minimum 1 year prior experience driving


Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

>Ability to secure Food Handler Certificate, if needed

>Able to follow directions, read maps, and familiarity with Santa Clara County

>Ability to follow written and oral instructions

>Understanding and concern for the issue of homelessness

>Able to work with people of diverse social background and professional rank

>Ability to work independently with limited supervision

>Ability to secure First Aid certificate

>Able to work various shifts and weekends as needed (grave, swing, day)



>Valid California class C driver license

>Safe driving record (at a minimum, must have no more than two minor traffic violations in the past three years)

>Must have clear drug test

>Walk, bend, twist, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch

>Regularly lift and carry 25 pounds

>Heavy lifting required (up to 50 lbs.)


HomeFirst serves more than 4,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at seven locations, including the Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. In more than 35 years of experience, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We are relentlessly focused on eliminating barriers to housing and stability for everyone we serve.

HomeFirst is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.






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