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Pantry Coordinator
Lakeview Pantry

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Pantry Coordinator

Lakeview Pantry

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 14 days ago
Job Role
Client Services, Operations Associate
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality, Nonprofit

Job Description

                                   Job Announcement

                                   Pantry Coordinator    

Come and work for a cause you can believe in – at an organization that will believe in you! Lakeview Pantry is looking for a Pantry Coordinator.   

If you are interested in joining our team, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Lakeview Pantry  

                                  NO CALLS PLEASE.      

The Pantry Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and ensuring a fair and organized system for food distribution. This person serves as liaison for all pantry clients and supervises all aspects of procurement, storage and distribution of goods.      


  1. Within a culture of great respect for our clients, distribute food according to Pantry, state, and federal guidelines. 
  2. Collect and store food according to Pantry, state, and federal guidelines. 
  3. In partnership with the Manager of Community Engagement, managing ongoing food donor relationships. 
  4. Manage inventory and relationships with The Greater Chicago Food Depository, U.S.D.A., F.E.M.A. and other partners. 
  5. Maintains Pantry site sanitation that meets or exceeds government and monitoring agencies’ standards. 
  6. Train and supervise volunteers to assist with food distribution. 
  7. Produce necessary reports required by supervisor, donors, and government agencies. 
  8. Create and track benchmarks of the program’s success, and make recommendations for improvement. 
  9. Act as an ambassador for the mission of Lakeview Pantry to the larger community. 
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by management.   



  1. College degree strongly preferred but will consider candidates with strong work history and a High School Diploma. 
  2. 2 - 5 years’ experience in a social services environment. 
  3. Familiarity with issues that are common among the population served including but not limited to, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, mental and physical disability, and the elderly. 
  4. Requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a van. 
  5. Ability to obtain and maintain food service sanitation certification in accordance with municipal and state laws. 
  6. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. 
  7. Ability to use and maintain Salesforce client database. 
  8. Ability to handle an occasional volatile situation calmly, professionally, and respectfully. Experience in Non-violent Crisis Intervention techniques is preferred. 
  9. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. 
  10. Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  11.  An understanding of, and belief in, the importance of food security for everyone. 
  12.  Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and Saturdays.  

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