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 Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Qualifications:

  • 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 20 pounds
  • Pass initial screening process, including a background check
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus

Policies:

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 Dennise Hernandez at dennise.hernandez@usc.salvationarmy.org or 773-434-0488 Ext 550.

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