Food Shelf Assistant


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


5930 Brooklyn BoulevardMinneapolis, MN 55429


CAPI is a nonprofit located in South Minneapolis that works with immigrants and refugees. Formerly known as the Center for Asians and Pacific Islanders, we changed our name to CAPI USA, as we now serve individuals of all backgrounds. CAPI’s services include workforce development, civic and community engagement, health and human services, and food and nutrition. We also have the only Asian specific food shelf in Minnesota, located in Sabathani Community Center, where we serve hundreds of families every month.

As a food shelf assistant, you will be involved in multiple aspects of CAPI’s food shelf.

Tasks include:

  • Stocking shelves (1-2 people)

    • Bringing food from storage space to shopping area
    • Stocking shelves and fridges
    • Stacking pallets
    • Sweeping
    • Updating signs as necessary

    Rice Bagging (1-2 people)

    • Bagging rice, taking to shopping area

    Shopping Assistant (1-2 people)

    • Bringing people back to the food shelf
    • Walking through with people
    • Helping lift items into cart if necessary
    • Explaining process
    • Weighing food and recording weight before clients exit
    • Helping people load food into cars if necessary (and if time permits)
  • Other tasks as needed

Position Hours

9:00am to 3:30pm; Monday - Thursday

Note: Actual food shelf hours are shorter. On Mondays, staff uses the mornings to prep for the week, and there is a gap for lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Desirable (but not required):

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to speak a Southeast Asian language (e.g. Hmong or Vietnamese)

For further inquiry, contact You Lee at

(612) 721-0122


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours
  • Volunteers under 18 years old will need a signed parental permission form.

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