Food Pantry - Food Pantry Assistant

Activity Summary:

Volunteers are needed to assist with the following: 
  • Intake, as clients line up in our foyer they are asked for basic information to be added to an intake form
  • Packing food boxes according to the size of household, and placing them on carts
  • Taking carts filled with food boxes to be placed outside of rear door fort clients to load in their vehicles
  • Collecting the carts outside, bringing them into the building to sanitize and reuse
  • Restocking the shelves of the Food Pantry
  • Assisting with storing the food being delivered by the Food Bank and other vendors.
For volunteer protection, we will provide all volunteers with approved face masks and latex gloves.

Our Food Pantry hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Tuesday through Thursday 1:00pm to 4:00 pm.


  • 18 years or older
  • Must enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Possess effective communication abilities
  • Friendly personality and smile
  • Must be able to comfortably lift cases of food (30+lbs)
  • Reliable, professional and friendly
  • Pass initial screening process
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus
  • Bring and wear personal face mask
  • Clear brief daily health screening


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

Pants and shirts must cover the waistband.Flip flops, shorts, tank tops, undershirts, or halter tops, sleeveless shirts, crop tops, spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. Shoes must be closed toe. Transparent, tight or form fitting clothes are not permitted. 

*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 Linda Kaste or Captain Brian Clark at 219-838-0380 or 

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

Qualifications Required

  • Background Check
  • How much can you lift comfortably? Must be at least 30 lbs.
  • What age category do you belong? Must be at least 18 or older

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 246 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Friday, January 22, 2021 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Monday, January 25, 2021 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 12:30 PM 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:30 PM 4:00 PM
Friday, January 29, 2021 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Monday, February 01, 2021 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 12:30 PM 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 04, 2021 12:30 PM 4:00 PM