St. Louis Area Foodbank

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Route Driver

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)


Job Title: Route Driver

Immediate Supervisor: Transportation Manager

Employees Supervised: None

FLSA: Non-exempt

General Description/Position Summary

Primary responsibility is the pick-up and delivery of all St. Louis Area Foodbank products, general maintenance, cleanliness, and organization of facilities and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibly drive Foodbank vehicles to make product pickups and deliveries to agencies and/or affiliate food banks.
  • Maintain accurate records by completing all required procedures and forms to ensure the smooth operation of the Foodbank.
  • Ensure accuracy of both general warehouse and freezer delivery orders by reading invoices and confirming counts prior to making delivery.
  • Assist in inventory reconciliation. Assist in various duties pertaining to maintaining accurate inventory.
  • Assist in monthly distribution preparation, tracking and reconciliation.
  • Assist in the distribution process to meet customer needs.
  • Inspect all product upon pick up, paying close attention to the temperature of freezer and refrigerated items, and determine fitness of product for distribution.
  • Conduct daily check on transportation equipment to ensure it is clean, safe and highway-ready.
  • Follow safe workplace practices.
  • Follow policies and procedures related to food safety and equipment safety.
  • Take an active role in reinforcing safe work practices.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED and driving experience required.
  • Required to possess and maintain a Class B driver's license.
  • Class A driver's license preferred.
  • Meet and adhere to required Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
  • Skilled in the operation of standard warehouse equipment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, ability to handle interruptions, and maintain focus on tasks producing accurate work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to successfully pass pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen, annual Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) review, and driving skills assessment.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in various locations with a significant amount of walking on concrete surfaces. Entrances may be open and work conditions during the summer months can be very hot, and during the winter very cold. Employee may be going in and out of freezers and coolers with extreme variations in temperature. Workspace could be very dusty, and on occasions can be noisy due to the traffic of motorized vehicles operated in the building. Work involves being outside and exposure to the elements. Employee may be exposed to spoiled food and sharp objects due to working with damaged product. Work involves moving boxes and employee must lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 75 pounds. Work involves using manual pallet jacks and therefore requires an ability to push and pull pallets over 2,000 pounds.

Disaster relief efforts, special events, and other projects related to this position may require evening and/or weekend work.

The impact you will make...

Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems.

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to create a nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois where no one goes to bed hungry. With the dedicated partnership of over 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies - including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs - we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region's largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.

What we can offer you...

Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with amazing company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives - so apply to join our Foodbank Family!

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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