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Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City

Kesher means connection. Kesher KC connects people with services and resources for a more secure future.
Centered around the food pantry, on-site social workers assist people challenged with food, housing, employment, and financial insecurity.

The JFS Food Pantry Shopper Volunteer will work with the Food Pantry Coordinator to serve the needs of our guests/clients through weekly food distribution. This volunteer will be help clients identify and select items for their households according to food distribution guidelines.

·Assist guests/clients with the selection of dry goods, hygiene items, bread, sweets, and fresh produce following
shopping sheet guidelines.
·Load carts for safe transport to guest/client vehicle
·Observe all food safety regulations as guided by staff
·Ability to stage items in an organized fashion
·Clean/organize pantry as needed
·Interface with staff and guests/clients in a manner consistent with the agency’s mission
·Provide customer service to all clients in accordance to JFS non-discrimination policy

·Able to approach situations with calm
·Volunteer must be able to lift full grocery carts out of grocery carts and into a client's car
·Empathetically listen, while maintaining boundaries consistent with agency guidelines
·Passionate about serving pantry patrons
·Adaptable and flexible
·Easily approachable
·Enjoys organizing to help identify/institute efficiencies
·Ability to be trained in a fast-paced atmosphere

All volunteers must have their full COVID-19 vaccination.

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About Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City


425 E. 63rd St., Suite 103, Kansas City, MO 64110, US

Mission Statement

Supporting and strengthening the Jewish and general communities by providing high-quality programs and services that address the needs of individuals and families dealing with crises and the everyday challenges of life.


Jewish Family Services is a social service agency that provides a wide variety of programs and services to the community including life crisis assistance, counseling, food pantry, older adult services, and more!

While our focus is primarily the Jewish community, we dedicate ourselves each day to provide peace of mind and a better life for everyone we serve, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or economic status. We welcome volunteers of all ethnicities and backgrounds as well.

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


425 E. 63rd St.Kansas CityKansas City, MO 64110



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 shift a week or every other week (3-3.5 hours a week)
  • Must have their full COVID-19 vaccination

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