Food Bank Volunteers

Can you help?

We really need more volunteers to join the shopping rota and help us on either Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings.  The shoppers work in pairs and go to Lidl in Sidmouth at 8.30 am to buy the bread, cheese, milk and a small quantity of fruit or vegetables.  It takes no more than half an hour to do the shop and return to the Food Bank with the food.

We also need people to help with the administration necessary to run the Food Bank.  Admin is undertaken on a Monday afternoon from 2 – 3.30 pm for the Tuesday morning sessions and the same time on a Thursday afternoon for the Friday morning sessions.  This involves checking new and existing referrals, speaking to clients to arrange when they need to collect their food and sometimes speaking to referrers.  Full training will be provided.

Additionally, we need people to help with the administration of large projects such as the Christmas hampers.

If you would like more information please contact us and if you are interested you can apply using the on-line volunteer form.

The form is provided free, so we can keep our running costs to a minimum. There is some advertising on the page, suggesting that you create your own form. This is not necessary for the purposes of application.

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