Job Training Program

Helping people with employment skills to be 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 help be 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: 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. Students 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.

SELCO Fresh Start Food Service Program: Provides basic food service skills for careers in a restaurant or food service provider. Fresh Start takes place in two locations, the Dining Room downtown and the FOOD for Lane County commercial kitchen in west Eugene.

Successful graduates of the program will have a Food Handlers’ Card and a Non-Credit Training Certificate from Lane Community College, and the Warehouse Training Program offers Forklift Certification.

Program Schedules:

Warehouse Training Program
Session 3 runs January 8-March 30, 2018

  • Applications for Session 3 are due December 8, 2017
  • Interviews will be held December 11-22, 2017

Session 4 runs April 2-June 22, 2018

  • Applications for Session 4 are due March 23, 2018
  • Interviews will be held March 26-30, 2018


SELCO Fresh Start Food Service Program
Session 1 runs January 5-March 28, 2018

  • Applications for Session 1 are due December 15, 2017
  • Interviews will be held December 18-22, 2017

Session 2 runs July 13-October 3, 2018

  • Applications for Session 2 are due June 15, 2018
  • Interviews will be held June 18-22, 2018


The Job Training Programs are unpaid and are not employment with FOOD for Lane County. They are to help train people using services in job skills to find employment.


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

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