During recent months, the food bank have been experiencing unprecedented demand for their services. The numbers of people who benefit from their food parcels has risen from an average of 250 people per week to over 200 people every day.
Having moved their operational base to the National Hall at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, they are now rehousing to the old PC World by Wandsworth Bridge.
Unfortunately, the council provision of taxi drivers to deliver the food boxes has now stopped so Foodbank are trying to recruit volunteers to help them deliver the boxes. They need people who are available at some point during the week for 3 roles:
1. drive a hire van - here volunteers will be paired up with a volunteer passenger and deliver in 3 hour shifts to residents
2. volunteer passenger in van - as above
3. drive your own car: the shifts are 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm
(you can sign up for just one shift a week or more).
Contact Sian (email@example.com / 020 7731 3693) if you can help out in this way.
Watch the short video below which Hammersmith & Fulham Council have made about their Olympia operations, where they were safely packing and delivering more than 150 food parcels each day, (with the capacity to pack up to 400 parcels per day as demand increases.):