Food Pantry Volunteer

  • VO94151
  • Suitable for groups


Description

We offer a welcoming approach and treat all members with the dignity that they deserve. KLSB have worked alongside community partners including Stenhousemuir FC, local councillors, local small businesses & various homeless charities and supported accommodation.
Members pay a small fee whenever they visit the pantry where they can pick up to 10 items of food, household essentials, personal products and / or pet food. Depending on availability we may also be able to offer free items which will be over the members allocation.

We do not operate like a food bank where pantry users are only entitled to a small amount of goods for a small period of time. We offer our members a place on the pantry at a cost of only£2.50 per visit. This cost entitles the member to call into the pantry once per week and pick items of shopping. As we are a non-profit group all funds received are reinvested back into the pantry meaning that there is always stock available for all. We offer our members fresh fruit, bread & eggs.

We are looking for volunteers to help at our Community Food Pantry in Stenhousemuir. Duties will include:-
• Moving and sorting stock which requires a level of physical fitness
• Sorting stock into dates and rotating stock within those dates
• Restocking shelves with cupboard items
• Making up recipe bags with ingredients
• Recording fridge and freezer temperatures
• Assisting service users visiting the pantry
• Cash handling of fees and donations

The pantry is open 3 days per week, although volunteers are in the pantry out with these times sorting stock and restocking shelves. We are looking for volunteer commitment of at least 2 hours per week for a minimum term of 6 weeks, this is to enable volunteers to build relationships with our service users.

To apply please fill out an application form: https://www.klsb.org.uk/pantry.html

Organisation aims and objectives

The KLSB Community Group was formed in 2018 after it was identified that there was a need for a local group in the area to help tackle issues including food insecurities, social welfare, support and general community wellbeing. We started as a small litter picking group where we gained support from local residents, groups and businesses. Since those early days we have now become a registered Scottish charity who operate a food pantry, a support hub and we are also in the process of bringing a large community garden to the area. We continue to work in the community by bringing colour to our public gardens as well as our micro gardens which can be found throughout our area.

Availability

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Mon, Fri & Sat 11am-1pm

Restrictions

Level of physical fitness required for lifting of stock. Please note the pantry can be extremely busy & noisy at times.
Experience required: We are looking for someone who can work on their own initiative as well as part of a well established team.
Travel details: 38 King Street, Stenhousemuir
Minimum age: 18

Last updated 3 months ago