Volunteering

Resources :

Currently our Management Team comprises :-

Gina Angus,  Lizzie Myles,  David Myles  Joyce Taylor

In what used to be normal circumstances we operated with a core group of around 16 volunteers who dealt with the collection, sorting, packaging and distribution of the donations that we received along with the general organisation and management of the Foodbank’s affairs.

With the onset of the pandemic, which still affects us, though, fortunately, to a much reduced degree, some of the core group had to withdraw completely and others were only able to operate in a limited capacity.

Fortunately, we were joined by a team of helpers on a temporary basis who helped to fill in as needs arose.  We have been very grateful for the time that they were able to offer. 

As we’ve said on the Welcome page, we are now moving back to something more akin to what we used to be accustomed to.  This has meant that many of the additional helpers who stepped up to help when some of our core helpers had to step back to shield their own or others’ health during the past 18/24 months have now been able to return to their own previous main work patterns and times.

In the meantime, the Foodbank has sought to maintain the doorstep deliveries that were introduced when the pandemic hit. 

We therefore have some gaps in our resourcing and would like anyone, particularly in the Tayport area, who is willing and able to volunteer some of their time to help the Foodbank to please get in touch with us by calling on the following mobile ‘phone number 07840 957039 or email us through our Contact Us page on this website. 

Food Collection :

We are willing to collect donations at arranged times and places. 

For more information please call on the following mobile phone number 07840 957039 or email us through our Contact Us page on this website. 

Our main collection points are currently :-

 

Wormit Spar

Newport Scotmid Store

Tayport Co-op

Food Organisation :

All donations that are received are organised by our volunteers into various categories in readiness for incorporation into the packages that are made up each week for distribution.  This organisation entails ensuring that all donations are safely stored and used efficiently in line with their recommended ‘use-by’ dates and any other priorities.

Packages can then be prepared in line with the requirements of each of our clients’ needs in readiness for our deliveries

Distribution :

From the onset of the pandemic, back in March 2020, the Foodbank has been operating a system of doorstep deliveries for all parcels to clients’ homes on Wednesdays, usually between 12 noon and 2pm.

This involved what was referred to as “social distancing measures” for both our volunteers and clients and currently these measures have been continued in order to keep everyone safe while the affects of the virus continue to linger.

In exceptional circumstances, emergency parcels can be made up and delivered on the day requested, unless a wait until the delivery day is acceptable.  These requests are dealt with as one-off’s as soon as we are alerted to the need. 

Where possible, specific dietary requirements can also be accommodated.

Though when it comes to the Foodbank’s milk deliveries some of our aspiring ‘helpers’ have more than two legs ………………….