Food Pantry - Food Pantry Assistant

Activity Summary:

Be a part of serving the community in our food pantry. Join us in welcoming and directing clients to our food pantry. Volunteers will check the client forms, help distribute goods and ensure clients get the correct items. 

 Job Description:

The food pantry assistant will help prepare and provide meals to clients. Duties may include, but are not limited to, qualifying shoppers, assist in collecting food, bagging groceries, stocking shelves, and packing food boxes.

Our Food Pantry hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 10:30 and 10:30am to 1:00pm, Wednesdays from 12:00pm - 2:00pm, and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. The volunteer's schedule can be flexible depending on the volunteer’s availability.

Those who wish to volunteer Wednesday from 12pm - 2pm will be packing food boxes and should be able to lift up to 30 pounds. 

 Qualifications: 

  • 14 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Friendly personality and smile
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • Pass initial screening process
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus
  • Bring and wear personal face mask
  • Clear brief health screening at beginning of shift

Policies:

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

Pants and shirts must cover the waistband. Shirts with print are not to be offensive. Shoes are to be closed toe. We don’t want any injuries done to the toes. Flip flops, shorts, tank tops, undershirts, or halter tops, sleeveless shirts, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. Skirts/dresses must not be worn more than two inches above the knee.

*Off Street Parking is available*

If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button.

For additional questions please contact erin.andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org

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