Youth Driver

Youth Driver

Northern Illinois Food Bank is seeking a Child Nutrition Delivery Driver to deliver after school snacks and/or suppers and backpacks to youth program sites located throughout our western region in a Northern Illinois Food Bank van or straight truck, and to report site activity.

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Job responsibilities
  • Load delivery into the Food Bank’s vehicle by site and by route, and verify that the assigned truck is at proper temperatures. 
  • Ensure that each route has accurate delivery and invoices prior to departure. 
  • Ensure that the warehouse and docking area are free of debris. 
  • Deliver to youth sites. 
  • Contact site staff when running late or early. 
  • Professionally communicate with all site personnel upon delivery. 
  • Contact the Child Nutrition Program Manager (CNP) should any programmatic issues arise. 
  • Keep the vehicle filled with fuel and comply with all DOT requirements and report maintenance needs to the Director of Transportation. 
  • Empty the vehicle of milk crates, pallets, boxes, shrink wrap and/or coolers. 
  • Maintain excellent handling and filing of all site invoices. 
  • Report site activity to the CNP Manager. 
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the CNP Manager, Transportation Manager, or West Suburban Center Manager. 
  • Assist with other transportation functions such as Food Recovery, Agency Deliveries etc.  
Application qualifications

• Must have a clean driving record. (No CDL required)
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
• Must have the ability to maintain accurate counts of inventory, records, and pay attention to details
• Must be flexible, responsible and able to work independently, following a strict schedule
• Must have proven ability to relate well with others


Full time benefits apply

About the organization

Northern Illinois Food Bank – a proud member of Feeding America – is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than 71,500 people each week. As a 501©3 non-profit organization with a goal of solving hunger in our 13-county service area, we rely on generous donors, volunteers, and community partners – the local food pantries and feeding programs, food manufacturers and retailers, companies, foundations, and individuals who join with us in our vision for no one to be hungry in Northern Illinois.

Additional information

Work Environment

This job operates both in and out of doors and sometimes is performed under adverse weather conditions. The work involves frequent driving.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to remain in a stationary position one to two hours at a time while driving. Employee will be required to frequently move 50 to 75 pounds. Employee must be able to ascend/descend in and out of a semi-tractor trailer, operate a hand jack and be able to push and pull 200-2000 lbs. using a hand jack.