Food Pantry Helper
Company: The Salvation Army Silicon Valley
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 25, 2023
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. GENERAL
NOTES AND PRECAUTIONS
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. Behaviors
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.
Licenses & Certifications
Motor Vehicle Check If you are interested in the position, please
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.
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