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Volunteers at Towcester Foodbank

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Towcester Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust and the aim is to end food poverty in the local community.  Run by volunteers, all food is donated by the local community and businesses to feed local people in crisis. 

The Foodbank operates out of St John Ambulance Hall based in Islington Road, and the attached garages twice weekly Tuesday 12-2pm and Friday 10.30-12.30pm.  Serving clients at this location and where clients are unable to travel offer a delivery service. This hands-on role creates an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of local people in food poverty.

Hands on tasks include:

  • making up food parcels.
  • sorting, weighing and storing donated foods.
  • checking for in-date foods and following the storage processes and procedures.
  • assisting with the setting up of the Foodbank during serving sessions and engaging with clients to ascertain their food requirements.

You will also have the option to get involved in collecting food donations from the various supermarkets and drop off points, and delivering food parcels to clients who are unable to come to the centre.


  • good teamwork, flexibility and a willingness to learn.
  • volunteers need to offer empathy, and be non-judgemental


  • Accessibility
    Working in a garage with tight space and able to use a small ladder (only 3 steps high).
  • Age restrictions
    Minimum age of 18.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No Yes No No
Afternoon No Yes No No Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Should be able to attend training with immediate effect and to join the scheduled rota as soon as training has been completed.
The Foodbank usually suggest any interested parties attend a session to gain an overview before making a decision to join the team.


St John Ambulance Hall
Islington Road
NN12 6AU

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