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Food Pantry Helper

Company: The Salvation Army Silicon Valley
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description OVERVIEW: - The Social Services Food Pantry Helper is responsible with assisting the Food Pantry Coordinator for the overall condition and operation of the Social Services Food Pantry inside and out.
Organize, set up, maintain, and clean Food Pantry, Bread Room, storage containers inside and outside refrigerator and freezer units to ensure safety of these areas and equipment.

Record the temperatures inside the refrigerators and freezers located inside the Food Pantry and the outside refrigerator/freezer and keep a daily log. Notify supervisor immediately if refrigerator temperature is below 40 degrees and if freezer is above zero degrees.

Prepare and assist with the daily distribution of food box, toiletries and diapers as well as keeping stats for amounts distributed.

Responsible for the special handling, setting up, and distribution of food donations from vendors different from Food Bank (Peter's Bakery, Safeway, Trader Joe's, etc.).

Keep Food Pantry organized and stocked: loading/re-loading food and goods.

Rotate food for distribution according to expiration dates inside the Food Pantry, Bread Room, and outside food storage containers.

Keep inventory of stock in Food Pantry.

Keep area, inside and outside of Food distribution area clean and orderly, eliminating any safety hazards. Sanitize and wipe down all areas.

Bale all cardboard.

Assist with loading and unloading of truck.

Food Pantry duties are your priority.

Use proper methods when lifting. - If an item is too heavy, get help.

Do not use volunteers unless cleared by the Volunteer Coordinator and/or the Food Pantry Coordinator. When working with volunteers, clear communication and supervision is required.

All vandalism or building damage must be reported to the County Coordinator.

Any injuries must be reported immediately to your supervisor or the Human Resources Department. If they are not available, report to the Front Office.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.

Fork Lift Certified preferred or must have the ability to get certified upon being hired.

Properly use hand-trucks or pallet jack for all heavy items

Self -motivated with the ability to see what needs to be done and to follow through until all work is satisfactorily completed. Follow through on assigned tasks with minimal supervision.

Ability to work with other staff members and volunteers a must

Ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Ability to multi-task and set priorities

Must have good communication and organizational skills

Must be a team-player

Valid California driver's license a plus.

Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, knee and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis

Ability to grasp, push and pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers and reach overhead

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Enthusiastic : -Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Functional Expert : -Considered a thought leader on a subject
Ability to Make an Impact : -Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
High School or Equivalent or better.
Forklift certified
Licenses & Certifications
Motor Vehicle Check

If you are interested in the position, please apply here: -d94c-2041-4126- 28086417eb0a/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=97cfceab -9ad2-4d84-9b62-3606b633a97a
Company Description The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Keywords: The Salvation Army Silicon Valley, San Jose , Food Pantry Helper, Other , San Jose, California

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