Food Pantry Assistant Healthy Baby Healthy Child

Boston Public Health Commission - Boston, MA4.0

Full-time$15 an hour
The Pantry Assistant's primary responsibility is to assist the Pantry Manager with the day to day operations of the Food Pantry. Occasional weekend work may be necessary. Applicant MUST have excellent interpersonal skills to lead volunteers and work with clients.

I. Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Food Pantry Assistant

Assist the Pantry Manager with receiving, sorting, stocking, and storing refrigerated food items and packing food orders
Assist with the ordering purchase of food and supplies
Greet volunteers and clients politely and warmly and train volunteers to carry out the daily operation of the Food Pantry
Work with groups, community agencies and organizations and to orientate them on Pantry and agency activities
Assist in maintaining a clean and sanitary environment Keep the Food Pantry, refrigerator and freezers clean. This includes the breakdown of cardboard boxes for recycling, carrying out the trash, and other duties assigned by the manager
Organize and distribute food
Attend Safe Serve Food safety training
Perform other duties associated with the orderly operation of the Food Pantry and/or assigned by manager
Assist with shopping at the organization's scheduled time at the Greater Boston Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC and any other times as may be necessary and at other grocery stores in order to maintenance appropriate levels of inventory stock
Minimum Qualifications
High School /GED
2 Years of experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers & clients
This position requires a professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills for working with diverse populations.
Computer Literate
Preparation of reports
2 Years of experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers & clients
Good communication skills
Experience working in a food pantry or similar operation
Computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Email
Position requires standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and the ability to reach above the shoulder
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Spanish-speaking skills are a plus
Must be willing to work occasional weekend and evening hours
Additional Information
City of Boston Residency Required, A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply