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Employment Opportunities

Below are Harvest Hope Food Bank employment opportunities as of March 18, 2015.

Employment Opportunities

Title:  Cool Can Sam Character              Locations: Greenville & Columbia

Supervisor:  Food Drive Coor. and Events Manager
Hours: As Needed

The Cool Can Sam character is a fun, educational mascot who helps provide hunger messages to community and children’s groups.  Cool Can Sam is part of a professional team intended to provide education and identification to further the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank which is to provide for hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

Job Duties:

• Portray the reputation of Harvest Hope Food Bank in a manner that is attractive to the audience
• Characterize the seriousness of hunger in a friendly, kind character
• Shake hands with children and further characterize the messages contained in the Cool Can Sam Activity Booklet (act sad when discussing hunger and how being hungry makes his stomach hurt)
• Remain silent while in costume; Cool Can Sam’s accompanying team member will do the speaking on his behalf while Cool Can Sam acts out the appropriate parts


• Applicants must be 18 years or older
• Customer service experience helpful
• Prior mascot experience helpful
• Must be punctual
• Must have a willing attitude
• Must be able to work some evenings and weekends


Job Title: Driver (Non-CDL)                                                              Location:  Columbia
Supervisor:   Warehouse Manager
Hours:   Monday thru Friday from 7:30AM – 3:00PM (some evenings or weekends)

The driver will load, transport and deliver items within Harvest Hope Food Bank’s 20 county service areas.  This role will interact with many of Harvest Hope’s largest donors.  The driver will ensure great customer service to all donors and will perform work in safe, professional and timely manner. 

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• 2+ years of experience in a warehouse setting preferred
• 3+ years of Driving experience required
• Valid South Carolina Driver’s License and acceptable 10 Year Driving Record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent customer service skills
• Perform simple math functions
• Have legible handwriting
• Operate standard warehouse equipment
• Ability to lift a minimum of 30-50 pounds in addition to standing, reaching, bending, stooping and squatting

Other Desired Characteristics:
• Strong communication skills that are effective across a variety of constituencies including donors, volunteers, potential agency members and others to educate about our mission and various services for the purposes of building brand
• Deep commitment and passion for the mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank and Feeding America
• Must understand that good customer service and good public relations skills are essential to every job
• Must have integrity, enthusiasm, perspective, flexibility and a strong work ethic

Major Duties:

1. To load, drive and unload trucks in an organized and safe manner
2. Receive donations and complete required paperwork in compliance with set policies and procedures
3. Maintain warehouse coolers and freezers in a clean and orderly manner in compliance with set policies and procedures
4. Count inventory and ensure product rotation to keep oldest product moving out first
5. Interact positively and work well with fellow food bank staff, volunteers, clients and donors
6. Perform regular checks on assigned vehicle for proper water, oil and general maintenance
7. Arrive at all assigned destinations in a safe and timely manner
8. Maintain set safety standards
9. Properly unload and weigh any items
10. All other duties as assigned

Harvest Hope Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to: Human Resource or fax to: 803-254-6011

  • Locations:

  • Columbia

    2220 Shop Road
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 254-4432
    (803) 254-6011 Fax
    (803) 223-6111 Agency
    Distribution Fax

  • Florence Pee Dee 2513 West Lucas Street
    Florence, SC 29501
    (843) 661-0826
    (843) 661-0699 Fax
  • Greenville 2818 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 281-3995
    (864) 281-3998 Fax
  • Lexington County Emergency Food Pantry 1775 12th Street Ext.
    Cayce, SC 29033
    (803) 794-1627
    (803) 794-1630 Fax