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FOOD Club (Food on our doorstep)

The Bedminster Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) Club is run by Family Action and BS3Community Development every Friday between 3-5pm at The Gathering Place/United Reformed Church Hall, 48 Stanley Street South, Bedminster, BS3 4PG to provide local people with affordable food.

 As a FOOD Club Volunteer you will be part of the friendly team providing local families with an affordable way to access food whilst also saving food from landfill.


What's involved?

volunteers are needed for two different shifts:

  • To help unload the food delivery and set up the Club between 12-1.30pm (on a 3 weekly basis)
  • To help run the Club and clear away between 2.30-5.30pm (on a 2 weekly basis)

 What’s involved?

  • Receiving deliveries and ensuring the safe storage of food.
  • Completing daily checks to keep food safe.
  • Distributing food to member families
  • Introducing families to new opportunities and activities through signposting to local services.
  • Contribute to a non-judgmental, safe space and support families emotional wellbeing where needed.
  • Volunteers will need to gain an understanding (appropriate to your role) of, and comply with, all relevant Family Action Policies and procedures.

Training will be provided

Why get involved?

This role would suit people who: (Skills and attributes needed)

  • Are friendly, non-judgmental and empathetic
  • Have an understanding of working with vulnerable families
  • Have an interest in or experience with working to tackle food insecurity or poverty
  • Are confident speaking to a diverse range of people and an active listener
  • Are able to work in a confidential environment
  • Are a team player
  • Are organised and proactive

Why get involved... 

  • An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • The opportunity to gain experience in health and social care services
  • The chance to be at the heart of your local community, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Training, support and references





How to get involved?

Accept the challenge and we will get in touch with you!
Or contact us directy at

Ideal Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Event Management
  • Project Management
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Young People
  • Working with Older Adults
  • Food and Beverage

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Event & Project Management
  • Food & Beverage
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House
  • Social Wellbeing
  • Working with Older Adults
  • Working with Vulnerable Adults
  • Working with Vulnerable Children
  • Environment
  • Recycling
  • People

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