Burges Salmon volunteer days

June 17, 2010

Burges Salmon started a volunteer day with us in March 2010. Since then we have accommodated one day each month for 4 people. The CSR representative Catherine said “We have been overwhelmed with people wanting to volunteer with FareShare South West”

We have had great feedback from the volunteers who have spent a day with us. Most volunteers want to come and work alongside our existing volunteers with our operations. They go with the van to collect 4 pallets from a distribution site and then unpack this food into portions for our projects; they then pick the food for our deliveries that day and finally go out on the van to deliver the food to the projects. So they see the whole process from saving the food from landfill to delivering this food to the hungry.

A special thanks to Sukhi Kaur and Helen Griffin for taking a days holiday from work to come and volunteer for us for an extra day.

16 employees have volunteered with us since March 2010. They have helped collect 3.4 tonnes of food and deliver 3.7 tonnes of food to our community members. This is equivalent to 16,905 meals for the most vulnerable people in our city and a CO2 saving of 32 tonnes to the environment.

Here are a few quotes from the volunteers:

“I can’t believe how much you can achieve in one day – amazing contribution to so many people”

“Thank you for making us feel so welcome”

“A very worthwhile & greatly important charity. A fantastic team of volunteers. Well done to all”

We have also had help with marketing and printing from Burges Salmon and we value the relationship we have with them and look forward to a continued success.

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