Nourishing Hope, formerly known as Lakeview Pantry, is a dynamic Chicago nonprofit providing food, mental wellness counseling and other social services, such as job and housing assistance, to our neighbors in need. Founded in 1970, we strive to serve the needs of the whole person — with respect and dignity, always.
Long known as one of the largest and longest-operating food pantries in Chicago, Nourishing Hope has evolved to become more than a solely a hunger relief organization. We also provide social services, such as job and housing assistance, and free mental health counseling with a growing team of licensed therapists.
Nourishing Hope serves tens of thousands of people each year, providing more than 4 million meals through our programs, in addition to partnerships with other community organizations. This year, more than 5,000 low-income neighbors will also receive case management and social services.
Scope and Responsibilities
The Warehouse Operations Coordinator supports the Warehouse Supervisor and the Manager of Food Operations and Logistics in all aspects of running Nourishing Hope’s warehouses including the transportation of food. The coordinator will split time between the warehouse in West Town and the warehouse in Ravenswood, and will also occasionally do food pick-ups or drop-offs in a cargo van. The coordinator is responsible for day-to-day operations of running a food pantry warehouse including: leading and supervising volunteers, accepting and ensuring food safety of incoming donations, preparing pallets for transport to other locations, managing outgoing and incoming pallets of food, and maintaining warehouse inventory.
This position has a Tuesday-Saturday work schedule: Tuesday-Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM and Saturday 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Hours may vary slightly from week to week.
Essential Job Functions
Nourishing Hope requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including a booster (when eligible). Job offers are contingent upon proof of full vaccination and booster or proof of medical/religious exemptions.