The mission of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is to provide supplemental groceries to needy individuals and families who reside in Arlington County. Clients are referred to AFAC by the Arlington County Department of Human Services, local social service agencies, churches and schools. As a nonprofit organization, AFAC relies heavily on volunteers to help us distribute our groceries to over 3,700 families who come to AFAC for food each week, and we rely on generous gifts of food and funds from our donors to meet the growing demand for our services.

Position Summary

The Warehouse Associate reports to the Assistant Director of Operations, who is responsible for the overall efficiency of the warehouse. Duties include all activities related to the receipt, storage, and rotation of incoming and outgoing purchased and donated food. The Warehouse Associate is expected to follow directions and perform all tasks with accuracy and in a timely manner. Daily duties will vary, including safely handling heavy equipment such as a forklift and electric pallet jacks. Other responsibilities include the safe handling of perishable and nonperishable food items, care and cleaning of walk-in coolers and freezers as well as ensuring the proper sanitation of food handling and storage areas.

AFAC expects a high degree of professionalism from its entire staff. Since most of AFAC’s activities are conducted using volunteers, the Warehouse Associate will be called on to direct volunteers in various tasks that need to be performed. Accordingly, good grooming and professional appearance standards are important. The Warehouse Associate will be expected to exhibit a respectful demeanor in all aspects of his or her work and possess excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills while serving as an AFAC ambassador to clients, volunteers, community partners, and donors. The Warehouse Associate is expected to hold health and safety as an utmost concern and comply with all equipment requirements, regulations, and laws governing safe food handling.

This is a full-time (40 hours a week) position with no remote working opportunities. This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Arlington Food Assistance Center is an equal opportunity employer.

If you think you are a good fit for this position and would like to apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Vicky Bandalo at or call 571-384-1451.