PRC is hiring a part time (24 hours/week) Food Pantry Assistant to assist in the daily operations of the Wheaton Food Pantry to ensure effective and efficient delivery of service according to program procedures by working:
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Unload, sort, and stock food received from the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), other vendors and community organizations
Drive PRC vehicle to pick up food from area retailers or community organizations as requested (candidate must have valid Illinois driver’s license and pass a driving background screen)
Assist Food Pantry Supervisor in daily supervision of volunteers
Accept donations from the community maintaining appropriate In-Kind receipts
Assist clients while shopping for food, as needed
Assist with maintaining a clean food pantry including equipment
Practice proper food safety and inventory control
Assist with monitoring and maintaining food pantry equipment for proper and safe operation as requested
Education and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent credentials
2 years of work experience required
Experience operating warehouse equipment, pallet jack and/or driving company van preferred
Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Commitment to PRC’s mission, values, and community focus
Enjoys working in a not-for-profit social service organization
Able to work effectively with people from other countries and speaking other languages
Team player; able to interact and communicate clearly
Able to work independently with some guidance and direction
Able to lift 50 lbs. daily
To apply, please send a resume or an employment application either to Human Resources, 201 S. Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 or email to email@example.com.
Employment applications are available at Wheaton reception, Westmont reception and on our website, www.peoplesrc.org, under “About us, Employment Opportunities”.
No phone calls, no faxes please. People’s Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range $11 - $13 per hour
The mission of People's Resource Center is to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois through discovering and sharing personal and community resources.
People’s Resource Center will be recognized in DuPage County for excellence of service, for w...ell-integrated support services, for our neighborhood partnerships, and for advocacy that promotes just and sustainable communities.
• Dignity and Respect: Recognizing the dignity of each person who comes to us, we create a welcoming and respectful environment in all of our programs and communication.
• Creative and Innovative: We express our mission directly. We try things in the community. We are willing to jump in to new areas in order to address an unmet need.
• Responsible Stewards: We welcome those who need resources, as well as those with resources to share.
• Compassionate: We listen, we encourage, we try to get to know our families, we provide some help and guidance, we advocate, in a spirit of kindness and compassion.
• Integrity: We place a high priority in living out of our principles, in our relationships, programs, and organizational practices.
People's Resource Center (PRC) is a grassroots organization in DuPage County, Illinois, founded in 1975 by community members looking to help neighbors who were facing financial hardship. Inspired by social justice heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Jane Addams, founders Dorothy McIntyre, Father Tom Peyton and a group of volunteers sought to do more than start a local food pantry. They wanted to build an organization across DuPage County that would help people overcome the isolating experience of poverty in the suburbs. In a small house on a quiet street in Wheaton, Illinois, they asked their friends to bring sacks of groceries and opened the doors. That first year they shared food with 125 local families.
Today, PRC operates one of the largest food pantry programs in the western Chicago suburbs, providing nearly 32,000 low-income DuPage County residents with basic human services and relationship-based educational programs to create paths to self-sufficiency. PRC’s programs include the following: full choice food pantries, clothes closets, social services, homeless prevention services, job search coaching, adult and family literacy instruction, computer technology access and training, citizenship classes, and art enrichment classes for children and adults. All PRC services are provided FREE to client families, eliminating cost as a barrier to access.
Basic needs assistance and empowerment programs are provided from two owned facilities - Wheaton, IL and Westmont, IL. Empowerment programs also deliver services from over 30 partner locations throughout DuPage County.
PRC’s 2016 demographics indicate that 29,959 neighbors were assisted at PRC through one or more of its programs; 37,512 grocery carts filled with food were distributed to neighbors in need visiting PRC’s pantries; 1,684 families were assisted in social services; 415 households received financial assistance; 1,529 families received clothing through the Clothes Closet; 1,453 students participated in the computer training program; over 680 students participated in art programs; and 583 students studied in literacy and education.
In 2015, PRC was recognized as the United Way Partner of the Year. That same year they also received the Neighborhood Builders Award from Bank of America, making them the first agency outside of the city of Chicago to ever receive this award.
The Board of Director’s is currently comprised of 17 highly committed members of the community that abide by term limits. PRC has a staff of 42 paid full and part-time employees and a dedicated volunteer base of approximately 2,400 individuals. PRC’s operating budget is currently $5.9 million.