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Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, Low-income communities

Minimum Age:14+

POTS: Food Pantry Assistant (Bronx)

Do you want to help serve the hungry in our food pantry?

Part Of The Solution (POTS) is located in the Bronx and is between the Botanical Gardens and Fordham Metro North stops. POTS is also located off the B/D/4 subway lines at the Kingsbridge Road stations.

Every day POTS serves around 80-100 families at our food pantry.
Monday - Saturday mornings. Our food pantry operates like a grocery store where our guests can pick and choose nutritional grains, fruits, vegetables, and more to prepare meals for their families.
We are looking for volunteers to help with: (1) Food Pantry Volunteer, (2) Food Pantry Stocking and Bagging, and (3) Food Pantry Stocking - Saturday PM.

(1) Food Pantry Volunteer
Monday - Saturday, 9am - 12noon

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a must
  • Help clients with any questions they have as they "shop"
  • Perform "check-out" duties ensuring clients are receiving the appropriate amount of food based upon established nutritional guidelines
  • Commitment to at least one 3-hour shift per week

(2) Food Pantry Stocking and Bagging
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 1pm

  • Help stock the shelves of POTS Food Pantry
  • Bag produce
  • Ability to lift at least 10 pounds

(3) Food Pantry Stocking - Saturday PM
Saturday, 3:30pm - 6:30pm

  • Help stock the shelves of POTS Food Pantry
  • Bag produce
  • Ability to lift at least 15 pounds

Minimum age: 14

POTS’ mosaic of services, big and small, simple and complex, come together in its "one-stop shop" model. Offering a wide array of support under one roof, staff and services work in concert to address diverse and complex needs. When POTS does not directly provide a needed service, staff link clients with peer organizations to ensure every individual receives the help he or she needs. Anyone who turns to POTS in crisis will leave with help, hope and a chance at improved stability. Services include: community dining room, food pantry, mail services, showers, barbershop, clothing room, legal clinic, case management, and more!

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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