Here at FareShare HQ we’ve been busy hiring a selection box of wonderful new folks, to help you continue to get great service from us. Funded by the ADSA Foundation and the Big Lottery Fund, we’ve been able to welcome three new members of staff to the team, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.
Our ‘reet proper Yorkshireman has been working hard for FareShare as a volunteer, and got so good at his job we couldn’t work without him. As the new Warehouse Supervisor, he’ll be making sure the food deliveries that come in on a daily basis, move safely into the warehouse, and get listed and organised into the right zones, ready for our volunteer #foodheroes to pick and pack your orders.
Steve says: “It’s like a massive jigsaw puzzle or game or Tetris, except with a forklift truck! When a delivery comes in, we really don’t know what we’re going to get, so it’s about making space and making sure everything is sorted, easy to reach and accessible for our volunteers.”
Pete used to work as Volunteer Manager at FareShare South West, and loved us so much he had to come back! He has a background in Occupational Therapy, with a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing. His new full time role here as Volunteer Manager is to recruit new volunteers and make sure everyone that joins in and helps has a really positive experience.
Pete says: “We’re constantly recruiting volunteers to join our large and friendly team, I really enjoy meeting new people and getting them enthused about the fantastic work that FareShare does.”
Having travelled Europe in her camper van last year, Zoe was looking for a new direction career wise, and decided to get involved with something closer to her heart. With a keen interest in saving surplus food, and a background in Account Management and Marketing, she’s joined as our new Community Food Member Account Manager.
Zoe says: “I’m really excited to be joining a team and a community where we can work together and make a real difference in ending food poverty. I’ll be out and about meeting current and new project members, and I can’t wait to get stuck in!”
Remember all our team members are always up for saying hello, so if you’re ever in Bristol and want to pop by the warehouse, feel free to come for a cuppa – there’ll probably be some biccies around too.