Food Cupboard Manager

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St. Peter’s Church is a vibrant, theologically progressive congregation of approximately 230 households of every age group in Center City Philadelphia.  Our vision: St. Peter’s is a thriving urban parish whose members nourish one another in lives of faith, share the love of Christ, and serve the people of this neighborhood and city.

For over 30 years St. Peter’s Food Cupboard has been serving people in need in the City of Philadelphia, providing supplemental groceries and helping people connect with services for which they may be eligible.  In the last 10 years our client base has grown from 45 households per week to 150 households per week and distributes over 150,000 lbs of food per year.  In 2009 we were named a Philabundance Flag Food Cupboard for excellence in service and administration. We distribute food to all people regardless of creed, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age or any other criteria.

Due to the pandemic and our space restrictions, we have not been able to operate for the past year but are eager to creatively envision ways we can begin to feed Philadelphians once again. We are exploring partnerships with other organizations as well as anticipating having access to new space to expand our operations by the end of 2022.

The Food Cupboard operates with the support and direction of the Food Cupboard Manager but is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Nature and Scope

Approximately 12-15 hours per week, Tuesday & Thursday afternoon/evening, Saturday morning. Note: This may change depending on post-pandemic operations.

Hourly rate commensurate with experience

This position begins July 15, 2021

Primary Relationship

Reports to the Associate Rector

Primary Responsibilities

Be present to supervise and direct Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday activities, including sorting food, direct client engagement, and managing volunteers, expectations, and crowds.

Schedule volunteers and volunteer groups for Tuesday/Thursday afternoon food sorting and Saturday morning distribution slots weekly.

Track and organize food, including inventory, ordering, donations, and distribution decisions.

Physical management of storage, distribution, and trash/recycling/compost spaces.

Manage databases, ensure client data collection, and generate reports.

Supervise Mobile Food Cupboard program, including supplying food, van operations, driver, and partner site relationship(s).

Respond to volunteer and donation inquiries by email/telephone.

Assist in/direct unloading deliveries from Philabundance, Grocers Against Hunger, and other partners.

Ensure compliance with all ServSafe and partner requirements. 

Organize (in conjunction with volunteers) fundraising events such as Alternative Giving and the Walk Against Hunger.

Manage annual food cupboard budget.

Write grant proposals and reports yearly.  Build upon established relationships with major grant-giving organizations in Philadelphia.

Attend community fundraising events.

Nurture the relationship between the Food Cupboard and St. Peter’s School, as well as with Penn’s Intercultural Communication Graduate Program, and explore/establish relationships with similar programs in Philadelphia. Speak about the Food Cupboard to school groups and other organizations.

Supervise and write recommendations for students doing community service hours at the Food Cupboard.  Occasionally, supervise and track hours for court-mandated community service participants.

Primary Skills

  • Detail oriented as well as people oriented
  • Multitasking, empathy, communication
  • Calm under pressure, able to work in a fast paced multilingual, multicultural environment
  • Interest or fluency in multiple languages is helpful but not required
  • Comfortable with databases, computer systems, email.  Knowledge of QR codes helpful but not required
  • Able to stand for up to 2 hours, climb stairs, lift up to 20 lbs regularly (up to 50 lbs occasionally)

St. Peter’s Church is a vibrant, theologically progressive congregation of approximately 230 households of every age group in Center City Philadelphia.  Our vision: St. Peter’s is a thriving urban parish whose members nourish one another in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 5, 2021


$15-$20 per hour depending on experience




Level of Language Proficiency

English required. Mandarin and/or Cantonese helpful.

English required. Mandarin and/or Cantonese helpful.


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location
313 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States

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Please send application and resume to Claire Nevin-Field at St. Peter's Church, 313 Pine Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, or email to

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