Meal Centre Food Sorter

Meal Centre Food Sorter


Job Position: Meal Centre Food Sorter

Company: The Salvation Army

Expected salary: $17.91 per hour

Location: Abbotsford, BC

Meal Centre Food Sorter Job Details:



Reporting to the Meal Centre Manager/Cook, he/she will sort produce and canned/packaged foods as we receive it. Will entail leading a group of various volunteers designated to help with this duty.


The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties:

  • Processes raw materials by unloading, sorting, packing, storing, loading and baling the donations; protects the integrity of the donations
  • Selects donations for store distribution meeting established standards of quality and distinguishing between discarded and good quality merchandise according to company standards
  • Meets assigned daily targets; counts, weighs and records incoming and outgoing donations
  • Complies with all safety procedures and in/outdoor tidy maintenance guidelines
  • Operates warehouse equipment such as baler, compactor, forklift and conveyor

Daily duties will include:

  • Sorting produce/dairy/juice etc. as it arrives from donators for distribution to other facilities.
  • Bringing up the groceries specified by the food service personnel to the Meal Centre.
  • Responsible to break down cardboard and place in recycle dumpster, and remove take resulting garbage to the correct recycling bins.
  • Sort dry goods coming in behind the fenced area in the basement. Goods will be sorted for food hamper supplies, school lunch program, specialty items, juice, pastas, cereals, Christmas hampers, etc. A separate list will be supplied, and may change from time to time depending on programs removed, or added, to the Centre of Hope.
  • Sort new nonfood items onto pallets. Toys on one, other new products onto another pallet marking boxes with felt pen for Christmas hamper room.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Must have or willing to get the Forklift operator’s certificate.

Up to three months of prior related experience including, experience with warehouse processing or goods distribution and knowledge of lifting guidelines are an asset.


The performance of the job requires frequently standing for long periods of time, lifting, twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling, lifting and kneeling. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. when required.


The performance of the job requires frequent safety awareness and sorting of donations.


The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate risk of injury or illnesses due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Moving objects
  • Sharp objects
  • Exposure to bodily fluids
  • Risk of back injuries

Other potentially dangerous situations (i.e. unsafe donations).

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • required Health and Safety training



Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m / Wednesdays: 8 a.m. to noon

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


Has Foodsafe Certificate Level 1 or willing to get the training when available

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