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130 Osborne AvenueRiverhead, NY 11901
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Each night in the U.S., 17.4 million families go to bed hungry. An additional 6.9 million families experience very low food security. That means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. By offering access to free fresh produce and canned goods, we provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity.

The Riverhead Salvation Army Church and Community Center provides groceries to 100+ families a month.

Schedule: Tuesday- Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm

Reporting Relationship: Directly: Social Ministries Coordinator and Commanding Officers.

Position Overview: The Food Pantry Coordinator is responsible for daily functioning and oversight of the Client Choice Food Pantry distribution as well as other pantry/community services within Riverhead Corps Community Center. Provide direct pantry services to clients. Place, in cooperation with Social Ministries Coordinator, the weekly food orders. Manages the food and supply inventory, maintain program records and equipment. Manage and supervise volunteers to perform majority of pantry operation. Provide leadership in the continual development and improvement of our food pantry services, education and other opportunities to serve our clients/community. Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with strong problem solving skills and good judgment
  • Detail oriented, flexible, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to use materials and finances resourcefully in a non-profit environment.
  • Ability to enforce The Salvation Army policies and expectations for Family Services clients.
  • Ability to recruit, train and supervise program volunteers.
  • Must understand and maintain confidentiality.
  • Should be self-motivated and exhibit strong initiative and positive communication skills
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Spanish as a second language would be beneficial
  • Must be able to stand/walk for 60% of position.
  • Must be able to adapt and change to meet the needs of The Salvation Army and the community.
  • ServeSafe, CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Logging food storage temperatures
  • Sorting food donations
  • Stocking the pantry
  • Maintain up to date list of pantry items for Client Choice Menu
  • Keep pantry clean of packaging and waste

Weekly Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a client aid during Food Pantry Operation
  • Assist clients with bringing groceries to their cars
  • Keep list of out of stock items that need to be re-ordered
  • Assist in Food Donation pick-ups

Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Update food storage logs in all pantry rooms
  • Sanitize and clean Fridge’s and freezer
  • Discard expired products from pantry


  • Logging food storage temperatures
  • Updating Client Choice menu
  • Recording items for re-stock

  • Volunteering is flexible! Whether you can come once a month or every Tuesday and Thursday we'd love to have you
  • In order to volunteer with us please fill out this Volunteer App and specify the Riverhead Corps.



  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • More info at gnyriverhead@use.salvationarmy.org

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