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Pantry and Programs Coordinator Project EATS

  • Date Posted February 07, 2024
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description


Founded in 2009 by artist Linda Goode Bryant, Project EATS (PE) is a living installation of art, food, and human ties.  


PE works to create community-based food value chains, consisting of small-plot, high yield farms; raw and prepared food: agricultural products; distributors; retail outlets; and waste reduction methods to increase access and consumption of locally grown, healthy, affordable food in communities with limited access to locally grown fresh, healthy, high quality food in New York City and beyond.


Through partnerships, creativity, collaboration, and innovation, PE seeks to support, strengthen, and extend the human ties and economies of small communities and their ability to shape the conditions they need to live healthy lives and thrive where they live.



PE is a non-profit social enterprise that joins with residents and stakeholders to use the resources they have, to create what they need.




We are currently in a phase of transitioning from a small start-up to a more established organization, growing our senior management and program teams, conducting strategic planning, analyzing programs, introducing more prepared food, and implementing new farming methods and technologies. With this growth, our goal is to create a strong organizational culture for our team, which translates to clear mission communication. Candidates should share a belief in and commitment to PE’s essential values:

  • Imagination: Project EATS is rooted in uncovering possibilities - in soil and in communities. Our team is seeing the big picture.
  • Creativity: We are built on the fundamental belief that all humans are artists with the ability to translate what we imagine into something we can perceive. Our team explores our work, goals, and relationships from all angles.
  • Resourcefulness: We believe that we can create what we need from what we have. Our goal is to create programs and infrastructure to serve communities to the fullest.
  • Determination: Turning a “can’t” into a “can” is key to PE. Our team will keep going until our goals are reached.
  • Strategic Problem-Solving: We do more than check tasks off a list. Our team is going deeper to ensure our work is meeting PE’s purpose, goals, and intent.
Job description


The Pantry and Programs Coordinator role is responsible for operating PE’s pantry program and works to promote, support, and engage pantry participants and other community residents in PE’s Our Well Being programs. This position reports to Our Well Being Program Manager.


  • Coordinate and execute two weekly food pantries at our sites in Brownsville, Brooklyn and Belmont, the Bronx.  following all PE standards, as well as FoodBank and United Way guidelines
  • Provide fair and orderly distribution of food, ensuring food safety standards
  • Observe and recommend strategies to Our Well Being Program Manager and Senior Management that support PE’s ability to strengthen resident relationships and their engagement and collaboration with PE.   
  • Assist Our Well Being Manager in implementing strategies, systems, data collection, reporting, evaluations, and standards of tracking for pantries and pantry-related health programs
  • Distribute mission-aligned community resources at pantries
  • Support Our Well Being Program Manager and Instructors in implementing programs (community workshops, presentations, collaborative resident projects, volunteer days, community breakfasts and special events) at our sites


  • Mission and Culture Alignment
  • Resident Relationship Building
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving


  • Successfully execute weekly pantries in Brownsville and Belmont, ensuring impact is tracked and residents are satisfied


Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  As no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply if you feel that much of the following matches your experience:

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and to move high volumes of food in an average workday.
  • Must be able to regularly perform the following activities: bend, stretch, squat and twist while lifting or carrying items and moving in a safe manner. Must practice safe lifting techniques at all times.
  • Experience in roles requiring excellent time management, organizational skills, and community engagement
  • Prior food pantry experience is needed
  • Food and nutrition experience is strongly preferred
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries, and comfortable asserting rules and order
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment
  • Proactively looks for ways to avert or solve problems, yet willing to ask questions and seek clarification when needed
  • Ability to manage trainees and volunteers in an enriching, positive manner (as needed)
  • Ability to travel to program sites around New York City, as required
  • Bilingual skills, especially Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin, is a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License is a plus


The salary for this role will be $21/hour.



New York, New York (across different sites)


Pantry days usually run from 10am-3pm, and programming hours vary and may fall outside of traditional working hours of Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Frequent travel between communities is also required. 


Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Project EATS where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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