Job Training Program

Helping people with employment skills to get on a path out of poverty

In July 2017, FOOD For Lane County started a job training program to help people receiving services with employment skills to get on a path out of poverty. We work with adults who may face challenges to employment, providing a supportive and structured environment to get them ready for the workforce. Daily instruction and guidance is provided by FOOD For Lane County staff, working side by side with job trainees in the daily operation of the food bank’s programs. The programs run twelve weeks.

Warehouse Training Program: This training program provides basic skills for careers in warehouse operations. The warehouse training program combines hands-on training in a large warehouse that processes, stores, and distributes both dry and perishable food products. Job trainees will be involved in the receipting, storage, and distribution of up to eight million pounds of food per year for people with low or no income.

Job trainees are paid a $15/hour wage while completing the 12 week warehouse training program. Successful graduates of the program will have a Food Handlers’ Card, a Certificate of Completion, and an FFLC Forklift Certification.

For more information: Call 541-343-2822 or contact us here.

Program Schedule:

Warehouse Training Program

FY 21-22

Summer: July 12-Oct 1, 2021

  • Application due: June 17
  • Interviews: June 21-24

Fall: Oct 4-Dec 24, 2021

  • Application due: Sept 9
  • Interviews: Sept 13-16

Winter: Jan 6-Mar 25, 2022

  • Application due: Dec 9
  • Interviews: Dec 13-16

Spring 2022: Apr 11-June 30, 2022

  • Application due: March 11
  • Interviews: Week of March 14th

FY 22-23

Summer 2022: NO SESSION

Fall 2022: Oct 3-Dec 23, 2022

  • Application due: September 2
  • Interviews: Week of September 5th

Winter 2023: Jan 2-Mar 24, 2023

  • Application due: December 2
  • Interviews: Week of December 9th

Spring: Apr 3-June 23, 2023

  • Application due: March 3
  • Interviews: Week of March 6th


Funding for this project was provided in part by the United States Department of Agriculture. FOOD for Lane County is an equal opportunity provider. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.