General Purpose of Job:
This position in our Social Service department will provide ongoing support and assistance to the Food Pantry program. This position requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population. Employee must be able to assist in all areas needed to ensure a smooth and cohesive operation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Driver for pick-ups and deliveries.
-Coordinate Pick-ups/deliveries with donors.
- Unload, record, and weigh donated items.
-Assist with client intake, -Enrollment of new clients into Pantrytrak system for pantry assistance (i.e. client
intake, household member/annual/ income/residential verifications.
-Always ensure client confidentiality.
-Assist with referring POH clients to Social Service Coordinator.
-Ensure that Pantry Coordinator is provided with all recorded weights, and receipts for monthly reports.
-Maintain regular Pantry hours; Mon-Thurs 9a-11:30a/ Bread & Pastry Fri 9a-11:30a.
-Emergency groceries (outside pantry hours) are to be handled on a crisis basis. No client in crisis should be
turned away for service. (Refer to Social Service Coordinator).
-Stock and shelve all food items adhering to all codes applicable to food storage. (Six inches off the floor,
eighteen inches from the ceiling, mindfulness of thermometers temperatures in refrigerator and freezers,
rotate food items to bring to the front, ensure that older items are distributed first, ensure that food pantry is
always kept clean, etc.).
-Ensure that the Food Pantry and all areas used for Food Pantry purposes are well stocked and prepared for daily operation purposes.
-Assist with preparation for special community events (Produce Give-A-Ways, Christmas Distributions)
-Ensure that the Food Pantry and all areas utilized for Food Pantry purposes are left in a clean and orderly
-High School Diploma/GED
-Customer Service Experience
-Valid Driver’s License
-Must maintain a clean driving record and be insurable per Salvation Army employer regulations.
-Ability to routinely lift and carry boxes/bags/items that are 25lbs or more.
-Ability to shelve cases/bags/items that are 25lbs or greater.