Become a Food Bank volunteer and help reduce food insecurity

Become a Food Bank volunteer and help reduce food insecurity

Help reduce food insecurity by becoming a Food Bank Volunteer.

Central Southwark Community Hub have managed a Foodbank for seven years and been involved in other community projects at various levels. During our time we have noticed how the people who rely on them are, more often than not, in need through no fault of their own and are merely victims of circumstance. 

Their newest venture has been opening up a community hub, including a food bank, that will give people in need a place to visit that will help them receive some basic care provisions and give them the means to improve their own situations.

Time commitment: 3/4 hours per week 

Where: SE1, SE17, SE5

Main tasks of the role
  • Welcome clients to the food bank centre

  • Confirm referrals and prepare food parcels according to the standard packing lists

  • Make refreshments and tidy up as required during the session

  • Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting folder/leaflets

  • Ensure that clients sign the information sheet, stored securely within the bounds of data protection

  • Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and record the action

  • Wear a name badge during the session

  • Work under the guidance of the session leader and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the Food Bank Coordinator/session supervisor

  • Demonstrate a professional and positive attitude in all CSCH related activities

Find out more/ apply! 

Phone: 020 7703 1653/ 07762501656

Where: St Giles Parish Hall, 161 Benhill Road, SE5 7LL

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