Food Coordinator

Jewish Family & Children's Service | Waltham, MA, United States

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Posted Date 6/06/2024

Position Summary:

Family Table is New England's largest kosher food pantry, serving individuals and families in need on a monthly basis. The Food Coordinator position is an integral part of the Family Table team, managing all aspects of the food inventory in order to ensure an adequate, safe and nutritional food supply, and kosher compliance at pantries in Waltham, Marblehead, and Canton. This job involves significant interaction with volunteers and with clients who visit our pantry. Strong interpersonal skills are required. This is a 30 hour per week position and includes two Sundays per month and periodic travel to Marblehead and Canton.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with retail, wholesale and food bank vendors to place orders based on established budget.
  • Manage logistics of incoming food from vendors.
  • Work with Distribution Assistant(s) to sort and stock incoming food, ensuring attention to dating and proper inventory flow.
  • Oversee the activities of volunteers engaged in pantry-related activities, such as stocking shelves, packing bags, and working at distributions.
  • Track inventory of pantries at each location.
  • Manage invoices and maintain records related to food purchases using excel.
  • Assure that food for all distributions is allocated and transported as needed.
  • Assure that the food pantries and refrigeration rooms are kept clean and organized.
  • Participate in Waltham, North Shore, FT South, Marketplace food distributions, as assigned.
  • Prepare pantries for annual inspections by the Greater Boston Food Bank.
  • Manage disposition of excess food and compost by working with food rescue organizations.
  • Participate in regular team meetings, agency events, and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and stack a shipment worth of 30-50 lb. boxes
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to drive a mid-size truck
  • Proficient in Microsoft excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player



For more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service has been helping individuals and families of build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being. We intentionally serve and employ people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. Through an integrated portfolio of more than 40 programs reaching communities throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts, JF&CS focuses on meeting the needs of new parents and their children, older adults and family caregivers, children and adults with disabilities, and people experiencing poverty, hunger, or domestic abuse. 


JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

Salary23.00 - 25.00 Hour
Full Time
Human Services
Organization Type
Social Work
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