We are Ealing Foodbank, set up in 2013 when over 40 local churches expressed a desire to help local people who are in financial difficulties with emergency food supplies.
We are part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks, and serve referred residents of Ealing Borough from Acton to Southall, and Northolt to South Ealing. We have helped people from every ward in the borough!
Volunteering with us comes in a range of activities: client facing in our client centres, sorting and packing in the warehouse, driving and moving food from supermarket collection points or to the client centre, admin in the office. We ask for around 3 hrs per session and at least 2 sessions per month, and ask for long-term volunteers (many are still with us since we opened in 2013). It takes a while to train and get to grips with our systems and those only able to volunteer for a month or so would never really get started.
We are not able to take volunteers under the age of 18 yrs.