Food Pantry - Feeding Program Aide

Activity Summary:

Combine your culinary interests, compassion for helping people and your love for children by volunteering with us as a Kitchen Assistant. As a Kitchen Assistant you will:

  • Assist in preparing the food, serving, and clean up
  • Sort food donations that can be used to prepare meals

Hours for this position can be flexible! The ideal volunteer will be available to help at least 2 days a week (Monday - Friday) from 9:30am - 1:30pm.


  • 18 years or older
  • Passion for helping
  • Experience handling food preferred, but not required 
  • Professional, organized and reliable
  • Compassionate and enjoys working with diverse populations
  • Pass initial screening process


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 Trinette Wash at 219-398-2939 or

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

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check