North Liberty Community Pantry is seeking enthusiastic and qualified candidates to join our team full-time as a Garden & Special Projects Coordinator. Position includes maintenance and implementation of Growing Together Garden programs, crop selection and upkeep, working with volunteers on garden activities, and organizing annual special distribution projects at the Pantry.
Please use the employment application below and submit a resume and cover letter via email or mail to the following address. Application deadline is May 25, 2018, 5:00pm.
Application: Employment Application
Job Description: Garden and Special Projects Coordinator
Address: 89 N Jones Blvd. North Liberty, IA 52317
Contact: Kaila Rome, Executive Director
Looking for other ways to give back to your community? Check out NLCP’s top 10 needed items this winter or give online today by clicking here.
1. Financial Donations ($1 can purchase 4 lbs of food!)
2. Canned Meats
3. Beans (canned or dried)
4. Tomato Products
5. Fruits, Fresh, Canned or 100% Fruit Juices
6. Veggies, Fresh or Canned
7. Pasta & Rice
8. Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner
9. Feminine Hygiene Products
10. Toilet Paper
Donation drop-off times are Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm at 89 N. Jones Blvd. Please call ahead to arrange larger food drive drop-offs at 319-626-2711.
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Welcome to North Liberty Community Pantry website. Our mission is to engage our community in feeding and clothing our neighbors.
The Pantry is a place where people come together and support one another. Community is built every day in the Pantry. The families we serve help each other, volunteers and families get to know each other, and the community becomes stronger as a whole.
What makes our pantry special?
One thing that makes us special is our “shopping” approach. In 2006 we took a leap of faith and changed from distributing pre-sacked bags to providing a client-choice method of food distribution. Families choose what they need and there are few limits on more expensive, less available items such as meat and toiletries.
Why shopping? This is a question we forget to ask ourselves anymore. We had some very skeptical volunteers at first, but shopping has become a unique and successful way to help families meet their needs. Research says standardized boxes increase waste. Up to half the food given will not ultimately be consumed. For us, however, in the end it is more about the respect we provide each other and the community building that develops through the relationships that are created in the Pantry.