Food Service Receiver and Shipping Coordinator

Food & Friends provides medically-tailored meals, nutrition counseling, and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. Our team of sixty employees and thousands of volunteers delivers meals and hope to people living in the District of Columbia and several counties across Maryland and Virginia. There is no charge or income qualification for our services, which are rendered solely on the basis of medical need.

We seek a Food Service Receiver and Shipping Coordinator to assist with inventory management and packaging meals for delivery. Specific duties include:

  • receiving shipments of food and kitchen supplies, checking orders for accuracy, and inspecting food for quality and freshness;
  • working with vendors to replace missing or damaged/expired goods;
  • unpacking shipments of food and supplies, and storing them appropriately;
  • taking inventory of food items and expiration dates to minimize food waste;
  • assessing and documenting temperatures of perishable food items and their storage areas, such as refrigerators and freezers;
  • cleaning and organizing food storage areas to maintain high hygiene standards at all times;
  • packing home-delivered meals for shipping to clients.

This is an excellent opportunity for a well-organized who has an interest of food

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma and some professional food handling experience. Other requirements include knowledge of sanitary food handling techniques and ability to pass a food handler’s exam; ability to foster a warm and welcoming environment for volunteers; ability to provide instructions verbally; ability to use a computer and basic business software; and ability to be physically mobile, stand for long periods of time, and lift up to 50 lbs. Must enjoy working with people and appreciate diversity. Offer of employment contingent upon a pre-employment drug test.

Food & Friends provides a competitive hourly rate and generous benefits. Our staff enjoys a high quality, diverse work environment that includes short Fridays and casual dress. Food & Friends is Metro accessible, and has free on-site parking.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Mr. Lucas Ginn

Food & Friends

219 Riggs Road, NE

Washington, DC 20011

Fax: 202-635-4263


No phone calls, please

Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer