Corsham Food Bank – Get involved
All of the staff at our food bank 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 food bank does and want to see how they can help. Our motto is “Local people helping local people”.
What do our volunteers do?
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We mark all our tinned, dried and packet food with its “best before” date to ensure that we don’t give anyone out of date goods and store the food in our cupboard space.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 food bank, volunteers will make up the bags of food to be issued, according to pre-determined lists.
How do I become a volunteer?
You could either visit the food bank 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.
Will I receive training?
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.
St Aldhelms Church Hall, Pickwick Road, Corsham SN13 9BS
Tuesday 10 - 11:30 am.
Saturday 10 - 12:00 noon.