PANTRY COORDINATOR (Part-time/20 hrs per week)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Regular Part-Time



Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of the city’s leading housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights. AAFE is nationally recognized as an innovative affordable housing developer and property manager; we have created and preserved more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and provided over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers.  AAFE also supports economic empowerment through two affiliates: a small business CDFI, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC), that provides financial and technical assistance to low-income, immigrant entrepreneurs; and a homeownership CDFI, Community Development Fund (CDF), that provides counseling and financial assistance to first-time and existing homeowners.  From neighborhood offices in Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Manhattan) and Flushing and Jackson Heights (Queens) we provide an array of multilingual counseling and educational programs in support of low-income tenants, seniors and immigrant youth. 


Asian Americans for Equality operates three pantries (Chinatown, Lower East Side and East Harlem), each site distributes once a month and serve 700 households per month.  AAFE is seeking a Pantry Coordinator to oversee all logistic and operations for all three locations.


  • Maintain pantry registration and outreach to registered households.
  • Place food orders with private food vendors and NYC Food Bank, this includes maintain NYC Food Bank account reporting.
  • Coordinate set up, distribution and clean-up during monthly pantries.
  • Maintain pantry supply inventory.
  • Unpacks and stocks food shelves in the Emergency Food Pantry.
  • Ensures that food distributed is culturally appropriate for Asian household.
  • Supervise long term volunteers and a rotation of community and corporate volunteers.
  • Ensure pantry distribution days are well organized, efficient and orderly.
  • Discard damaged food and process containers, garbage and recycling in accordance to Dept. of Sanitation. 
  • Collaborate with AAFE Community Services programs to distribute and promote AAFE services as well as report outcomes.  
  • Other task as needed


  • High school diploma/GED but not required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Excellent customer service and organization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Knowledge of Asian produce is a plus.
  • Able to work 20 hours per week
  • Bilingual English/Chinese 
  • Computer skills, familiar with word and excel.



We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve, deserve our very best every day.  We are a results-driven organization that focuses on inclusiveness, empowerment and impact. AAFE employees are accountable, collaborative and strong communicators with a core strength of community service and development.  We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other, and the communities we serve, with respect and dignity.  We have an aptitude for technology and a strong desire to continuously learn. This philosophy expands to the way we manage our work and the way we put our best foot forward.  All employees are expected to adhere to the following:  

  • Ensure compliance with all grant/contract requirements
  • Work as part of a team in supporting other AAFE program contracts and projects 
  • Provide quality customer service to both internal and external partners and co-workers. 
  • Support efforts that ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Understand and embrace the value in collaborating with people of different cultures, races, genders, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences and ideas.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful attitude.
  • Enjoy your time at work!


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