Food shelves in a foodbank

Help out at a Food Bank or Kitchen

Food banks and community kitchens run off volunteers. Why not help? You can commit to as little or as much time as you have available – it all counts. Training will normally be provided.

Here are 5 roles you can expect to find:

  1. Become a food packer or warehouse volunteer
    Help is needed to sort through donations and pack essential food items into parcels. Food banks operate on a shift basis.
  2. Become a delivery driver
    Food needs to be delivered to the most vulnerable. For this role we must have access to a car and a valid drivers licence and be DBS checked.
  3. Community kitchen volunteer
    Community kitchens need us to get stuck in with prepping and cleaning up.
  4. Signposts
    Food banks need volunteers to support guests accessing help from other vital support services. We will receive training on how to have sensitive conversations and record information.
  5. Telephone volunteers
    People get referred to a Food bank by health professionals or other public bodies. We might be able to take phone calls from donors, members of the public and guests.

Quids in! says: “Look on your local food bank’s website or call Citizen’s Advice on 0808 208 2138 to find your nearest one.”

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