Part-time Box Truck Driver

About Us:

Founded in 2006, Mālama Kaua’i is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing local food production and access for Kaua‘i. We do this through a lens of resilience and sustainability, which leverages workforce and economic development efforts, partnerships and innovative programs to grow community capacity. 

Our food hub programs support commercial, institutional, and consumer buyers all over Kaua‘i in purchasing local food through We currently purchase from 126 farmers, ranchers, and food producers across the island to support the growth and sustainability of our islandʻs local food system. We’re also launching a summer feeding effort for keiki this summer.

The Job:

This part-time position is based out of our temporary food hub in Lihue (later Moloa’a), and provides in-field support and driving for various food distribution programs, and helps to maintain our fleet of refrigerated vehicles. Schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Intaking produce from farmers and food producers, providing feedback as needed, and accepting invoices
  • Weighing and packing products accurately and swiftly
  • Processing paperwork correctly to maintain compliance of various Federal programs
  • Operating a refrigerated van and box truck safely and maintaining cleanliness
  • Logging any maintenance needs of yours and others’ vehicles to attend to
  • Providing basic weekly maintenance to fleet including topping fluids, filling fuel, checking tire pressure, etc.
  • Scheduling and bringing in vehicles for various repairs and maintenance services 

We’re looking for a hammah with the following:

  • Previous driving experience and familiarity with basic vehicle maintenance
  • An excitement for supporting the local food system and our islands sustainability 
  • Ability to show up on time and reliably complete work in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Basic familiarity with local produce types and desire to learn more
  • Ability to follow instructions carefully and ask for help when issues arise
  • A clean driving record and ability to safely operate a refrigerated van and box truck (no CDL required)
  • Ability to repeatedly lift boxes of food up to 50lbs throughout the day
  • Highly collaborative and comfortable working with the team and engaging positively with customers
  • An energetic and results-oriented work style with a flexible and positive attitude

Pay & Benefits:

Pay is $20/hr+, and is dependent upon skills and experience. Part time staff also receive discounts on local food.

To Apply: Send us a resume or work history,  and references to [email protected]