At the Cannock and District Foodbank headquarters we have a fantastic team working together to help the foodbank run smoothly.
Adam oversees and manages everything to do with Cannock and District Foodbank!
He has worked here for 7 years and loves the family atmosphere. He treats everybody that comes here as a friend!
Becky works with the team to create all the content for the Foodbank Facebook page & our Instagram account.
She has been volunteering here, 1 morning a week for the last 10 months and she “absolutely loves it”! She loves knowing that she can support the team with their amazing work and continue to help more & more people – by raising awareness & gathering more support via the wonders of social media!
Dan oversees the running of the Foodbank warehouse. He originally started as a volunteer and has now been employed on a full time basis for over 4 years.
His reasons for working here are very personal… He has seen homelessness and the need for Foodbank from the other side – as somebody who once needed the service himself.
He works here to give back to others who find themselves in the same position and enjoys knowing that his role is helping to change people’s lives and making a difference.
Eleanor has been a volunteer here for over a year now and is our “Website Coordinator”.
She works with all of the team to update and create new content for the website and keep the public informed about our latest news and stories. She also runs our Twitter! Eleanor volunteers here one afternoon a week, loves the ‘family atmosphere’ and loves knowing that she is contributing and making a difference to others.
Tony is our “Food Donations Coordinator” and volunteers 1 day a week. He is in charge of building the relationships & maintaining regular contact with our food drop-off points – so local supermarkets, churches, local businesses & schools etc.
Originally he started volunteering on the rota at Emmanuel Church, giving out food parcels & now is eager to help wherever needed.
THE WAREHOUSE TEAM
Our warehouse team sort all the donations that arrive through our doors into the food groups and date stamp every single item! It is a BIG job. At any one time there will be over 14 tonnes of foods in our stores, amounting to over 30,000 jars, tins, boxes and packets – all labelled and organised for stock rotation and distribution.
Requests for food parcels come in daily, from clients redeeming their food vouchers. The boxes are made up according to need – for example family size, age or special needs. The boxes are delivered to each of our Foodbank centres.
Our Warehouse Manager is responsible for regular stock taking, and can see when there are surpluses or low stocks of particular items. Nothing goes to waste… surplus stocks can be distributed to other centres or charities, and low stocks are quickly rebuilt when an appeal for specific items is posted to you via our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Meet Dianne! Dianne is our Agency Coordinator. She handles everything regarding our lovely agencies! She helps maintain the relationships we have with them and also signs new agencies up with us.
MARGARET, DAVID & TEAM
Meet Margaret and David! Along with James, June, Jacquie and Emma, Margaret and David all volunteer to run the Chadsmoor Methodist Church distribution centre.
Every Friday 4-6 this wonderful team come together to help create food parcels.
Margaret and David are two of our longest standing volunteers, volunteering at this centre for 2 1/2 years AND Bourne Methodist Church distribution centre, where they have volunteered for 5 years! As well as all of this, they ALSO help collect food from donation points.
Margaret describes her team as “very friendly and efficient”, it is clear the whole team really enjoy what they are doing.
Nikki volunteers at the Foodbank one morning a week, helping us specifically with fundraising.
She was an Multiple Sclerosis nurse at the Royal Stoke MS Centre for 21 years and absolutely loved it but was ready for a change.
She was recently invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen in recognition of her work for the MS Society and the MS Trust Charity! Congratulations Nikki!