Part-Time Packers & Drivers

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, based out of our temporary food hub in Lihue, provides in-field support and driving for various food distribution programs. 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 safely, maintaining its cleanliness, and reporting any maintenance needs to management 

We’re looking for a hammah with the following:

  • Ability to show up on time and complete work in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Basic familiarity with local produce types and comfort to learn grading and rejection process
  • Ability to follow instructions carefully and ask for help when issues arise
  • A clean driving record and ability to safely operate a refrigerated van (no special license 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
  • A flexible and positive attitude committed to improving our food system

Pay & Benefits:

Pay is TBD, dependent upon skills and experience. Part time staff also receive discounts on local food.

To Apply:

Send us a resume or work history, references, and a brief intro letter answering the following questions to

  • Why do you want to work for us, and what makes this work interesting to you?
  • What relevant experience and skills do you feel you bring to the table?
  • What does giving back to Kaua’i mean to you? What do you do to give back to Kauaʻi currently?
  • What type of job are you looking for? How many hours per week, doing what kind of work, at what pay range?