Food Preservation Associate

Who We Are

The GVFB provides assistance to approximately 15,000 people monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. We also provide food support to 130+ community and provincial agencies such as housing agencies, women and children’s shelters, transition homes and after school programs, which in turn provide hot meals and snacks to thousands of people each week, including people who are unhoused.

Our mission is providing healthy food to those in need. Our vision is to create healthy communities through fair and effective food systems. Currently, the GVFB receives, purchases, and distributes 8 M lbs of food each year.

The GVFB is a proud winner of BC’s Top Employers 2023!

The GVFB is a certified Living Wage Employer! This recognizes the GVFB’s commitment to paying fair wages, upholding good work standards for our employees, and contributing to poverty reduction and a higher standard of living in our community.

What We Offer

We believe in providing employees with flexibility, and the resources and tools to excel in their role. Employees will work alongside people who are passionate about food insecurity and community. We provide an inclusive office environment with excellent Skytrain accessibility and free parking on-site. 

This is a contract position with the opportunity to learn and grow. The successful candidate can expect a Living Wage based wage of $25.68 per hour. 

Come and enjoy working in an inclusive, award-winning workplace! 

Position Overview

The Food Preservation Associate oversees weekly food preservation tasks, including leading volunteer activities and supervision, and ensuring the food preservation area is clean, equipped, and organized. This individual will complete any necessary research, communicate with partners and stakeholders, and lead various projects including research and development, taste testing exercises, product research, and package design.

Key Responsibilities

Personal Attributes and Core Skills

Qualifications and Experience

Physical Requirements

We are actively recruiting for this position so come and build your future with us, apply now with a resume!


Due to high volume applications, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applications will be treated in strict confidence.

A criminal record check for working with vulnerable sectors is required upon hiring.