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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City

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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. We are looking for volunteers who can do it all! Interested volunteers should be comfortable with our clients, have the ability to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis and love to help merchandise our food pantry grocery store!

Primary Responsibilities:
·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

Requirements:
·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

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(39.01334,-94.58231)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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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