Volunteering

To volunteer, please contact the food bank manager by email at ridgewayfood@outlook.com.

Alternatively leave a message on the food bank phone, 01491 876677 .

At present our volunteers pack bags of food on a Monday between 10.30am and 1pm and on a Thursday morning, between 9.30am and 1pm. Our volunteers also receive and sort donated food on a Wednesday morning between 9.00am and 10.30am.

Volunteer drivers deliver the food parcels to clients between approximately 12.45pm and 2.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. The timing will vary from week to week, depending on demand. We pay mileage currently at 45p per mile.

All our volunteer roles require reasonable fitness as the bags are very heavy and there is a lot of lifting and handling. We have good numbers of volunteers, so you are likely to be needed about once a month for packing and twice a month for driving.