We usually operate with a core group of 16 volunteers who deal with the collection, sorting, packaging and distribution of the donations that we receive along with the general organisation and management of the Foodbank’s affairs.
Regrettably, due to the current pandemic, some of the core group have had to withdraw completely for the time-being and others are operating in a limited capacity.
Fortunately, we have been joined by a team of helpers on a temporary basis who are helping to fill in as needs arise. We are very grateful for their time offered. These additional helpers would normally be at work during office hours but currently are either now working from home or are on furlough.
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 :-
Newport Scotmid Store
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
Normally, our teams deliver parcels to arranged drop-off points. However, during the pandemic emergency we have decided to try and get the parcels to our clients directly. This involves social distancing measures for both our volunteers and clients in order to keep everyone safe.
We are constantly reviewing the situation in these frequently fluctuating times. So far we have been able to continue to meet the needs of the clients and trust that you will understand our reasons for changing the system of delivery at this time and any adjustments that we need to make as we go along.
Though when it comes to the Foodbank’s milk deliveries some of our aspiring ‘helpers’ have more than two legs ………………….