Throughout Bournemouth there are six foodbanks all found at different locations ready to help those in need within the community.
There are a variety of ways to support the Bournemouth foodbank charity, these means include:
A variety of food is suitable to donate to foodbanks as long as it is non-perishable and has not passed the expiration date. Examples of food include:
- Canned beans
- Canned vegetables
- Chicken, beef or vegetable stock/broths
There is no criteria for offering your help within a foodbank. Any person of any age, nationality and background can show their support by volunteering. There are a number of ways in which you can volunteer to help with the running of your local foodbank – roles include:
- Warehouse Volunteer
- Voucher Coordinator
- Helping at a foodbank centre
- Web Editor
Bournemouth foodbank’s warehouse manager, Ed Briggs aged 34, said: “There are four part-time staff members and around 30 volunteers a week at this location alone.”
Money donations are vital to the running of foodbanks. You can make a one-off donation or give regularly. All donations received goes towards helping people in crisis. The easiest way to make a donation to Bournemouth Foodbank is via BT MyDonate.
The results of your help
According to Mr Briggs, last financial year Bournemouth foodbank helped to feed 5000 local people who were considered to be in crisis.
You can contact Bournemouth foodbank yourself regarding any enquiries either by phone:
Or via email: