Over the last two weeks due to Coronavirus North Ayrshire Foodbank has assisted with the provision of 19 tonnes of food ( that’s a third of our annual total in two weeks) and 3,000 prepared meals.
We will continue to receive food, sort, process and organise and prepare it for distribution. The difference during this national emergency is we will not be delivering. All food will be collected by a support worker or issued through one of the 5 now fully operational Locality Hubs.
In addition we are continue to scale up the production of our ready meals. We would like to have the capacity to rise from the 300 a week we were doing to a maximum of 500 per day (Monday - Friday between 9am to 5pm). We have 5 distribution points across the local authority with those agencies delivering to their clients.
What we need more than ever is willing hands to be part of a rota to assist in preparing those meals:
Portioning the meals
Labelling the tubs.
We require the chef to be supported by 4 persons per day. If you are able and willing to join that group on a rota we would welcome your involvement. If you could tell us which days and times you could offer. Whole days would be preferable but any number of hours you could donate would be a blessing.
You don't need to have a REHIS certificate for this role but if you would like to go through it then we can support you with an online course.