Shopper at Second Harvest

$18.00 - $19.00 hourly
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
  • 1051 Bing St, San Carlos, CA 94070
  • Sep 09, 2021
Full time, Temporary Entry Level Food / Beverage / Hospitality Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

About Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Founded in 1974, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is one of the largest food banks in the nation and a trusted nonprofit leader in ending local hunger. The organization distributes nutritious groceries through a network of more than 300 partners at drive-thru and walk-up sites across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Due to the prohibitively expensive cost of living in Silicon Valley and the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, hunger is at an all-time high. Second Harvest is now serving an average of 500,000 people every month, twice as many people as it reached pre-pandemic. Second Harvest also connects people to federal nutrition programs and other food resources, and advocates for anti-hunger policies on the local, state and national levels. To learn more about how Second Harvest is responding to the incredible amount of need in Silicon Valley, visit


About the Position

Everyone should have access to healthy food.  Second Harvest of Silicon Valley provides nutritious groceries and fresh produce at distribution sites throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. We invite you to play an important role in ensuring our partner agencies get enough nutritious food for their clients and support partner agencies’ and site volunteers’ interface with the Food Bank.



  • Assisting shoppers from our partner agencies in the warehouse shopping area by helping them find the products they need and helping them to weigh and to properly register their selected items.
  • Helping to maintain a well-stocked shopping area,

keeping food organized and accessible

  • Ensure safety protocols are followed, for

food and for visitors, in the shopping area and warehouse

  • Process shopping invoices
  • Supervising volunteers in the shopping area


This job might be for you if:

  • You are passionate about fighting hunger in your community.
  • You enjoy developing and maintaining relationships and possess cultural humility in your work with a diverse set of clients, volunteers, partner organization representatives, and food bank colleagues.
  • You are able to lift up to 40-50 pounds
  • You are friendly, patient, and eager to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • You have the ability to remain professional and perform high standards of customer service


Helpful background skills:

  • Experience working with low-income families and individuals
  • Computer skills
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish


Why to work for Second Harvest

  • Second Harvest is driven by our mission to provide food for people in need in our community
  • Second harvest has been recognized as one of the best nonprofits to work for in the nation by Opportunity Knocks
  • Second Harvest has a positive culture - where hard work, creativity and innovation are recognized
  • Second Harvest has and cultivates a diverse workforce where all people are respected and supported
  • Second Harvest maintains a healthy balance between personal and professional values

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