All of the staff at our Foodbank are volunteers, there are no paid staff and our helpers are all local people who want to make a difference to the lives of those who may be less fortunate than themselves. Some volunteers come from local churches, some are from other local organisations and others are people who have heard of the work the Foodbank does and want to see how they can help. Our motto is “Local people helping local people”.
All the donations of food we receive come in during our opening hours on Tuesdays from 10.00-11.30 and Saturdays from 10.00 to 12 noon. We mark all our tinned, dried and packet food with its “best before” date to ensure that we don’t give anyone out of date goods and store the food in our cupboard space. If a client visits the Foodbank, volunteers will make up the bags of food to be issued, according to pre-determined lists.
You could either visit the Foodbank during our opening hours or ring the mobile number 07788 115095. One of our Trustees will then meet you and talk about what we do and when we may need volunteers.
Yes, an initial induction will be given, including the health and safety advice, instruction for dealing with vulnerable adults and children and the need for maintaining confidentiality of our clients.