Food bank is seek­ing man­ager

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

A vol­un­teer is be­ing sought to co­or­di­nate a life­line ser­vice that stops peo­ple go­ing hun­gry in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank is ur­gently seek­ing a vol­un­teer food bank man­ager to en­sure food is ef­fi­ciently col­lected and dis­trib­uted at the char­ity’s three out­lets.

A post that will take ap­prox­i­mately 12 hours per week, the man­ager is re­quired to work with the vol­un­teers, in­clud­ing duty man­agers and sup­port work­ers, to en­sure the smooth day-to-day run­ning of the food bank cen­tres in Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and Whit­law­burn.

They would be re­quired to be­come a mem­ber of the food bank com­mit­tee, con­tribut­ing to its longer term strate­gic goals and to rep­re­sent the food bank in the com­mu­ni­ties it serves.

Ar­rang­ing food drives at lo­cal su­per­mar­kets and other events to keep ware­house stocks at a func­tional level is an­other key task, as is ar­rang­ing train­ing for vol­un­teers when re­quired. Fi­nally, the food bank man­ager will also be tasked with li­ais­ing with food bank re­fer­rers, churches, South La­nark­shire Coun­cil and other con­tribut­ing par­ties.

Ian Robert­son, sec­re­tary of the char­ity, said the po­si­tion would suit some­one of any age, pro­vid­ing they are an en­thu­si­as­tic com­mu­ni­ca­tor with a com­mit­ment to food banks.

He said: “Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank pro­vided food pack­ages for over 3,000 peo­ple last year, and there is an ex­pec­ta­tion that this num­ber to in­crease. We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing help to some of the most un­der priv­i­leged peo­ple in our lo­cal com­mu­nity and are cur­rently look­ing for a vol­un­teer food bank man­ager to join the team.

“If you are driven to help oth­ers and are pre­pared to give up some of your free time then this might be the op­por­tu­nity for you.”

Those in­ter­ested in the post should con­tact Jamie Gracie by email­ing info@ ruther­g­len­cam­bus­­bank. or by phon­ing 07393 737 030.

The clos­ing date for ap­pli­ca­tions is June 15.

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