Food Pantry - Food Pantry Assistant

Activity Summary:

Be a part of serving the community through our food pantry!

The Food Pantry Assistant will help to create a positive experience for pantry visitors. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting clients
  • Checking for required paperwork
  • Assisting in collecting food
  • Bagging groceries
  • Ensuring guests receive the correct items
  • Stocking shelves

Our Food Pantry volunteer hours are Tuesdays from 9:00am - 12:00am to prepare items, and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 3:00pm to distribute groceries to the community.


  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Reliable, professional, and friendly
  • Ability to show kindness to everyone
  • Must be able to comfortably lift 25 pounds
  • Pass initial screening process, including a background check
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus


Alcohol, drugs, and smoking are not permitted at any Salvation Army facilities or volunteer sites.

Pants/shorts and a shirt with sleeves must cover the waist and fit comfortably. Transparent and tight-fitting clothes are not permitted. For your safety, closed toe shoes are required.

For your safety and the safety of others, you need to bring and wear a personal face covering over your nose and mouth while volunteering. You will also complete a brief health screening prior to volunteering.

Off-street parking is available.

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please click + Sign Up below, or the Fill in an Application button.

For additional questions, please contact Lt. Shannon Norcross at 708.332.0100 or

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check
  • How much can you lift comfortably? Must be at least 20 lbs.
  • What age category do you belong? Must be at least 18 or older