Job Opportunities:

Experienced Driver (including box truck & van) 

Celebrating our 30th year, OSL is a non-profit organization on the cutting edge of food rescue and redistribution in Seattle & King County with our Food In Motion (FIM) program. Serving those struggling with hunger, OSL is a linchpin in the emergency meal system, and continues to be instrumental in building a system that supports both food equity and sovereignty for those struggling with hunger.

OSL is hiring 2 non-CDL truck/van drivers with excellent driving records, a positive, amiable personality, and who will be comfortable being the face of the organization through interactions with donors and clients.

This is a full-time position with starting wage of $17 an hour, (annual COLA and merit increases), plus a generous leave package, up to $100 monthly for transportation reimbursement (bus pass, parking, fuel), and a monthly medical stipend after 6 months’ employment.
This is a position that requires a good deal of physical exertion.

Qualifications and Requirements:
-Valid Washington State Driver’s License (CDL preferred but not required) with great driving record. WA State Driving Abstract from the Department of Licensing will be ran prior to hiring.
-Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
-Must have 3-5 years’ experience in commercial driving of large vehicles including cargo vans and box trucks. This is not a training position; candidates must have experience with these vehicles.
-Demonstrate ability to work effectively and prioritize your responsibilities in fast-paced and time-sensitive environment.
-Proven ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment.
-Must be in great physical shape.
-Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repetitively, and walk up one flight of stairs.
-Current Food Handler’s card or ability to get one upon hire.
-Shift scheduling flexibility.
-Excellent time management skills.
-Complete an online defensive driving course (paid for by OSL).

Primary responsibilities include:
-Picking up food donations with a company vehicle from various donors in Seattle and King County.
-Accurately track weight and temperature of donations at pickup and delivery.
-Deliver completed hot meals to our human service partners.
-Assisting in kitchens and with inventory if needed.
-Logging vehicle maintenance, reporting issues promptly and ensuring all needed supplies are stocked in vehicle at the end of each shift.
-Vehicle cleanliness.
-Accurate data entry on mobile electronic equipment.

Ideal candidate:
-Is expected to lift and lower using proper OSHA standards (gloves and weight belts provided). Drivers load and carry 1,000+ pounds of donations per day (this can vary and is unpredictable).

-Excellent communication skills, especially with individuals from diverse backgrounds and able to convey information to contracts staff who are navigating different scenarios involving hungry and homeless populations. Drivers are supportive, positive, and cooperative. OSL practices and promotes non-violent and deliberate communication.

-A strong aptitude to maintain clear decision making in fast-paced and changing environments. Working quickly and prioritizing deliveries based on your time-sensitive commitments to contracts.
- Ability to work independently as well with a team ethic; willing to provide assistance to fellow co-workers and volunteers as needed.
-Tech savvy is a plus.
-This job is not for the weak of heart, the workload is very physical, yet super rewarding! OSL is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and urge all to apply.

For more info about OSL and our Food In Motion program check us out at:

Please reach out to us with a cover letter and resume. We can be contacted via or by calling (206) 922-2015.

Full-time Chef & Cook:

Love working in a kitchen and want to be the change you wish to see in the world?

OSL is looking for 5 chefs or cooks that have minimum of three to five years' experience in large batch and creative cooking.

OSL is a non-profit working to make our mission “Nutritional Excellence: a right we are born to, not a privilege we earn” a reality for those struggling with hunger in Seattle and King County.

OSL began 30 years ago as a part of the solution to feed people who were otherwise digging through garbage cans for food. We’ve now grown to 5, busy, fast-paced kitchens, with a dedicated staff preparing meals for more than 50 social service programs; a linchpin in the emergency meal system. OSL is an organization on the cutting edge of food rescue, and is instrumental in building an equitable food system in Seattle and King County. 

Desired Qualifications and Requirements:
• Strong work ethic
• Experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment
• Comfortable producing 60+ main course options independently without supervision or instruction
• Knowledge of scratch cooking including, gravy, béchamel, marinara, dressings, casseroles, stews, pasta dishes and several ways to cook chicken, beef, and fish
• Understanding of organic vs. conventionally grown ingredients, is helpful
• Understanding of nutritional density and meeting the daily nutritional requirements 
• An ethical, amiable, and patient personality
• Committed interest in working for populations struggling with homelessness, mental illness, displacement, etc.
• Ability to lift 50+ pounds repetitively.
• Current Food Handler’s card.
• Eye for cleanliness and the ability to participate in kitchen upkeep; cleaning, dish pit, sanitizing.
• Driver's license with a clean driving record

A strong candidate has:
• Excellent communication skills: ability to communicate respectfully and non-aggressively, problem solve and engage critically with other staff members
• Excellent time management
• The ability to work well and cooperatively on a team, as well as independently 
• The ability to take direction
• The ability to work with large numbers of volunteers of all ages, including minor volunteers
• Math skills
• A desire to make a difference in the world 

Please respond with a resume, cover letter and share about your own experience helping those in need, your desire to work with populations struggling with hunger or about your commitment to making the world a better place. 

OSL is a equal opportunity employer. We are consistently looking for chefs/cooks that are interested in working for an organization that helps their community by providing nutritious meals to low income populations and those experiencing homelessness.
OSL pays an equitable wage with benefits. We value diversity, honesty, creativity and non-violent communication skills. We maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace.
Please reach out to us with a cover letter and resume. We can be contacted via or by calling (206) 922-2015.