PRC is hiring a part-time (18 hours/week) Food Pantry Assistant to assist in the daily operations of the Westmont Food Pantry to ensure effective and efficient delivery of service according to program procedures by working:
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1. Assist Food Pantry Supervisor in the daily operations of the food pantry according to program procedures 2. Unload, sort, and stock food received from the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), other vendors and community organizations 3. Drive People’s Resource Center (PRC) vehicle to pick up food from area retailers or community organizations (Candidate must have valid Illinois driver’s license and pass a driving background screen) 4. Assist Food Pantry Supervisor in supervision of volunteers 5. Accept donations from the community and maintain appropriate in-kind receipts 6. Assist clients while shopping for food 7. Assist with maintaining a clean food pantry including walk-in cooler and freezer 8. Practice proper food safety and inventory control 9. Assist with monitoring and maintaining food pantry equipment for proper and safe operation 10. Foster positive relationships with donors (in-kind, local area retailers, etc.) 11. Foster positive relationships with Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) representatives and attend NIFB required training sessions
Education and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent credentials required
2 years of work experience required
Experience operating warehouse equipment and pallet jack
Experience driving company van and/or box truck 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
About People's Resource Center
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 well-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 livin...g 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 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.
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 41 paid full and part-time employees and a dedicated volunteer base of over 2,500 individuals. PRC’s FY2017 operating expenses exceeded $9.4 million.