Here's how you can help the Community Foodbank in Hemel Hempstead

The Community Foodbank is used by residents in Kings Langley, Apsley and Bennetts End

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 2:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 2:18 pm

The Community Foodbank serving Kings Langley, Apsley and Bennetts End is currently looking for a voluntary Coordinator and a Deputy Coordinator.

Since opening its doors in January, the Foodbank has been expanding its reach to meet the needs of local people and families, and is now seeking someone to take the lead in ensuring it can remain available to everyone who needs it.

If you are good at organising others and building relationships, and looking for a way to give back to the local community, then this could be the role for you.

The Community Foodbank serves Kings Langley, Apsley and Bennetts End

It will include leading a small but committed group of volunteers, being a point of contact for external agencies, establishing and nurturing partnerships, and reporting on the Foodbank’s activity.

Whilst run jointly by three local churches - All Saints Kings Langley, St Mary’s Apsley and St Benedict’s Bennett’s End - the Foodbank is first and foremost a community-driven project, and welcomes volunteers from all walks of life, of any faith or none.

All that is essential is a desire to to help those in need in the local community.

Father James McDonald, the team vicar at All Saints, said: "As churches we seek to reflect the generous love of God in our communities and the Foodbank is a key part of that.

James McDonald, the team vicar at All Saints, outside the church

"The new Coordinator and Deputy will be leading an exciting community project and ensuring that help reaches those who are in need."

The Foodbank also welcomes volunteers to help with ‘hands-on’ manning and restocking at All Saints, St Mary’s and St Benedict’s, on a rota system as part of a friendly team.

For more information contact Fr. James McDonald on 01923 903531 or [email protected], or the Church office on 01923 266596 or [email protected]

The Community Foodbank is open to anyone in need, as often as needed, and no vouchers are required.

All Saints is open daily 9.30am-5pm, St Mary’s on Thursdays 10am till 3pm and St Benedict’s on Wednesdays 9am till 3.30pm.

Donations of non-perishable food and other essential items can be left at any of the churches during their open hours or at the Dunelm store in Apsley during trading hours. For a current list of needs click here.