New Year Stock Check looms

Swindon Foodbank has been incredibly blessed by volunteers in the final months of 2012, helping with the sorting and storing of tonnes of food donated over harvest. But they  need to ask for more volunteers to help in January with the annual stock check. 

The harvest donations were so abundant this year that at times they were running out of boxes for storing it all. But with the help of many teams of volunteers all the food was sorted and stacked ready for redistribution in foodboxes. In fact they had so many offers of help, from church groups and teams of co-workers, that they have had to start turning down further help until the New Year!

Now though they are making plans for their annual stock check on January 3rd. "It's a very physical day," said Richard Belsham, Project Manager, "so we aim to get enough people to be able to swap teams every half hour or so, so that no one is doing too much lifting." The day involves taking every box of food off the shelves, weighing it, and putting it back. 

Swindon Foodbank are asking for anyone who is able to give time on January 3rd between 9.30am and 5pm to get in contact. They can phone - 07932108732, or email

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