Position Title:

Food Pantry Worker (Full-Time)

Reports To:

Food Services Coordinator

Position Summary:

The Food Pantry Worker (Full-Time) is responsible for assisting the Food Coordinator and working with/leading volunteers to ensure the day-to-day operations of the Food pantry are running properly and are in alignment with the Mission of Lazarus House Ministries. Occasional overtime may be required (seasonal holidays and weekends).

Position Description – Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Represent the face and mission of Lazarus House professionally and with dignity and respect in all interactions with the public and internally.
  • Pick-up/deliver all food donations from all donating agencies and business sources as required.
  • Sort, organize and rotate stock to ensure freshness, quality and minimize waste.
  • Properly label all food items and refrigerate or freeze as appropriate.
  • Maintain neat and orderly organization and appearance in the food pantry.
  • Distribute food to Guests in an orderly fashion including the utilization de-escalation practices as needed.
  • Educate all volunteers on the proper operation of equipment, including conveyer belt, walk-in freezers/refrigerators as well as other program operations.
  • Accept food donations from individuals, faith organizations, businesses, etc.
  • Follow proper health and cleaning procedures to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
  • Deliver food to other areas of the Ministry, as necessary.
  • Maintain a knowledge of safety protocols and ensure adherence to those protocols.
  • Fulfill other position related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate strong commitment to the mission of Lazarus House Ministries.
  • Understanding and support of how the Gospel foundation drives our decisions and actions throughout the Ministry.
  • High School diploma and/or equivalent education.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Must be able to drive large/commercial vehicles (LHM box truck and LHM van).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well individually as well as part of a team.
  • Experience working with a diverse demographic of individuals as part of the general public.
  • Ability to work with large crowds and maintain an orderly, respectful environment.

Qualifications:

  • Customer service experience is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in the food services industry including food handling, storage and safety is strongly preferred.
  • Possess current DOT Health certification or ability to achieve certification.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The information described here includes but is not necessarily limited to the general physical requirements, demands and/or working conditions that an employee is likely to encounter at Lazarus House, Inc. You must be able to handle or possess the ability to meet the following:

  • Requires extended time driving and/or as a passenger in trucks.
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged time working in the walk-in refrigerator and freezer.
  • Ability to regularly lift and move various boxes, food items, etc., up to 75 lbs. in weight
  • Prolonged sitting and/or standing, some bending, stooping and stretching.
  • Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate equipment pertinent to the area- office, kitchen, warehouse, cleaning, etc.
  • Travel from building to building within the Ministry and/or to external agencies.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work with or be exposed to diverse populations, including people who are homeless or have mental illness or other challenges.
  • Interact effectively with staff, Guests, volunteers, benefactors and the general public.
  • Manage multiple priorities.
  • Able to manage the stress of the job.

Please send applications and resume directly to hrt@lazarushouse.org.