The Salvation Army

  • Summer Food Service Assistant

    Job Locations US-CT-Bridgeport
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: Bridgeport Corps (Bridgeport, CT)

    Status: Part-time, Non-exempt, Temporary (July 2 – August 3, 2018)

    Hours Per Week: 20


    Scope & Purpose of Position:

    The Summer Food Service Assistant will prepare and distribute lunch to adults and children at The Salvation Army’s

    Park Street/Maple Street outreach during July/August. The purpose of the outreach is to provide a meal while building relationships with the residents of the neighborhood.


    • Prepare meals for adults at summer feeding program.
    • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen, canteen, and food storage area.
    • Load canteen with food and supplies for feeding each day.
    • Drive canteen to feeding site and serve meals to individuals/families.
    • Invite individual/families that are served meals to participate in The Salvation Army worship services and activities.
    • Keep accurate statistical information and submit to Corps Officer daily.
    • Keep canteen stocked of supplies needed for each meal (food containers, bowls, cups, spoons, napkins, serving utensils, etc.).
    • Unload canteen, clean up spills, and empty and sanitize all containers at the end of each day.


    • Ability to work independently as well as with others.
    • Ability to understand and follow English oral and written instructions.
    • Valid drivers’ license, ability to drive a canteen and pass the required Salvation Army driving test.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Friendly personality & desire to serve others required
    • Experience working (volunteer or paid) in food-service required
    • Serv-Safe certification required
    • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    Work Environment/Physical Demands:



    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel




    The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This job description is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


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