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Job Title: Food Pantry Manager
Status: Part-Time, non-exempt.  20-25 hrs/wk @ $17-$19/hr
Reports To:  Chief Operations Officer
Direct Reports:  Assistant Pantry Manager(s)
Purpose:  Assist Chief Operations Officer in managing all aspects of the food pantry operations

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The Food Pantry Manager is responsible for maintaining the processes and safety of the food pantry and to act as a direct liaison to the Chief Operations Officer and pantry volunteer. A second primary responsibility includes supporting and embracing our mission: “To provide food and emergency assistance every week to over 300 members of our community during their times of need.  We are neighbors helping neighbors.”


Manage day-to-day pantry operations:

  • Supervise all operations of the pantry, including assistant pantry manager and pantry volunteers
  • Train pantry volunteers
  • Answer telephone, take client orders
  • Responsible for recording and tracking monthly donations and volunteer hours
  • Assist COO in overseeing all food pantry volunteers and lead volunteer pantry training (gathering check-in paperwork)
  • Maintain current list of ongoing, pantry tasks for volunteers
  • Ensure housekeeping and organization of all food and label shelves, both in pantry and storage
  • Maintain all industry applicable food safety and storage precautions, including compliance with Food Gatherers’ policies
  • Lead in managing daily confirmations of refrigerator temps (include under food safety)
  • Generate and manage weekly pantry inventory lists for future food orders for Costco, Meijer, Food Gatherers and Busch’s and “hot list” items that need to be distributed as a priority
  • Create weekly/monthly pantry distribution items calendar 
  • Assist COO in updating/maintaining weekly client shopping order form
  • Assist COO in placing food orders and acting as a liaison with Food Gatherers, Meijer’s, Busch’s and Costco
  • Assist in planning and executing holiday distribution events
  • Assist COO in managing and participating the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, Summer Community food drive, and the National Honor Society food drive by creating space and keeping the pantry organized.
  • Manage local food pickups and offloading of food delivery trucks, coordinate/pickup food
  • Track independent food drives, work with community when drives are needed
  • Continue to work on creative delivery of pantry programs
  • Special projects and events, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to speak and write effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communicate effectively
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Set priorities (and effectively prioritize) in a changing environment and make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to pay attention to details and produce accurate work
  • Knowledgeable of database management concepts and principles 
  • Ability to accurately type and perform data entry is required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel is required
  • Ability to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds and to repeatedly climb stairs required
  • Work on-site is required.
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