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Pantry Aide, Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry

Program Overview:

CAMBA'S Food Programs, made up of the Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry work to ensure that no one in Brooklyn goes hungry.  The Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry, in Partnership with a number of different government and private entities including the NYS Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP), United Way of NYC (UWNYC), Food Bank of New York, City Harvest, and NYC Human Resource Administration (HRA), distributes a 3 day supply of 3 meals per day of nutritional food to CAMBA clients-as well as those referred to us by churches and other agencies – due to hunger or lack of funds for adequate food purchase. Services also include food stamp screening, application assistance and referrals for application assistance.  ​

The Pantry Aide is Expected to: 

  • Assist in all aspects of the Pantry Program, including the Saturday Pantry Program (i.e., leading the pantry and directing the staff, participants and volunteers, picking up food donations at a variety of locations, etc.) on a day-to-day basis
  • Assist in all aspects of the distribution of nutritional food packages to eligible clients, including, but not limited to, stocking shelves, assisting with deliveries, conducting intake and assessment, assisting clients in "shopping" at the pantry, handling "check out" counter, etc.
  • Assist with management of stock room inventory.
  • Assist in food purchasing.
  • Assist with packaging food items.
  • Pick up food donations at a variety of locations.
  • Assist in all aspects of food drives.
  • Assist in all aspects of the produce link program (i.e., picking up and distributing vegetables).
  • Assist in all aspects of the Homebound Pantry program.
  • Assist with resource development and community relations.
  • Assist with Food Stamp application process (i.e., Eligibility pre-screening to potential eligible, non-participating clients, follow up to ensure that eligible clients receive Food Stamps, etc).
  • Provide food stamp counseling/advocate to remove barriers to receiving Food Stamps as appropriate.
  • Attend trainings/meetings as requested.
  • Assist with collecting and inputting all necessary data and provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or funders.
  • Help to make the necessary referrals to clients requesting particular services (i.e., job placement programs, WIC, HEAP, tax preparation assistance, childcare and other food and nutritional services).
  • Light building maintenance i.e., fixing locks, and minor repairs.​

Requirements for the Pantry Aide:

  • High School diploma or GED and/or equivalent experience.
  • Data entry experience.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Qualified driver preferred.

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