Harlow Foodbank in need of volunteer driver

Communities / Tue 24th Jun 2014 at 08:00am

A CHARITY providing emergency food supplies to people in and around Harlow is in need of help itself.

Harlow Foodbank, which has fed more than 10,000 people since it was set up almost five years ago, is urgently looking for a volunteer van driver to cover Fridays, working from 9am-1pm each week.

Gary Knott, the foodbank’s director of community services, said: “We are urgently looking for a volunteer and we would also ask candidates to be flexible as we will sometimes need help on supermarket collection weekends, which we have two or three times a year, and covering holidays and sickness.”

The van is used to collect food from various drop-off points around the town and deliver it to a warehouse where it is stored before being distributed to those in need.

Harlow Foodbank recently secured a two-year sponsorship deal for the van from Places for People, the developers behind plans to build thousands of new homes on countryside north of Harlow.

Speaking at the time of the sponsorship’s announcement, Mr Knott said: “The van has become an absolute life-line for our day-today work.”

Volunteers willing to offer their services to drive the van must be 30 years old or older with a clean driving license.
For more information contact Gary on (01279) 724515 or email [email protected].

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