Food Pantry Volunteer (Tuesdays)

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550 W Washington Ave. Escondido, CA 92025

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8:00 am

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12:00 pm

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EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
Directly combat hunger by bagging a five-day supply of groceries to individuals and families currently food insecure. By filling the orders placed in our emergency food pantry and stocking shelves with food, you will be working towards achieving Interfaith’s goal of helping underserved populations in North San Diego County.

Staff Supervisor: Doug Ferris, Food & Nutrition Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment.
• Fridays (except first Friday of the month)
• Subs needed on Weekdays: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Impact:
• Ease the hunger of a family or individual
• Create more productive community members by ensuring they have nutritious food for themselves and their families
• Allows individuals to focus on other goals such as finding employment, instead of
worrying about their next meal
✓ By allowing individuals to focus on other goals, you are aiding in their empowerment and helping them help themselves

Key Responsibilities:
• Arrive on time each scheduled day
• Fill pantry orders in a timely manner for individuals or families
• Assist donors in transporting donations from their vehicles to the pantry
• Receive and record donations appropriately
• Organize incoming food (canned and fresh)
• Reorganize food on the shelves placing earliest expiration date items in front
• Help stock shelves
• Wipe down pantry shelves
• Sweep and mop pantry floor
• Maintain an organized and safe working space
• Work in tandem with other Interfaith staff and volunteers
• What to Wear: Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants or shorts, tee shirt or whatever shirt you prefer. Wearing layers is a plus -- the kitchen may be cold at first, but quickly warms up. Interfaith will provide you with a hat (baseball cap) or wear your favorite hat (or you will need to wear a hairnet Interfaith provides).

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates

Qualifications:
• Outgoing, friendly, helpful demeanor; a true team player
• Thrive at working in a fast-paced environment
• Able to lift up to 25 lbs
• Good organizational skills and the ability to multitask
• Ability to speak Spanish helpful, but not required

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience
• Interaction with a diverse population
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talent

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