It’s a human right for everyone to have food: Veronica’s story

9th November 2017

Veronica has been volunteering at the FareShare warehouse in Deptford for a year, sorting and delivering surplus food to charities and community groups in London.

Veronica has been volunteering at the FareShare warehouse in Deptford for a year

Veronica volunteering at the FareShare warehouse in Deptford, London

 

“I really enjoy delivering the food to charity and community groups because I get to see the how food brings people together. It’s a human right for everyone to have good food.

The food our charities receive is all in-date, fresh and nutritious, and it makes a huge difference to children at breakfast clubs, older people at lunch clubs and those at homeless shelters, to name a few.
But the charities couldn’t provide people with a balanced meal without the Food Collection. We rely on the general public to donate long-life food items like rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes and fruit to go alongside the fresh food received from the food industry.

I love volunteering at FareShare. I was made redundant a year ago and needed something that gave me routine and structure to my day while I decided what to do with the rest of my life.

Now I’m training to become a natural chef and using my newly developed skills to produce recipe ideas for FareShare. Volunteering at FareShare has given me direction again, and now I can focus on achieving my dreams.”

About warehouse volunteering

  • Sort through surplus food in our warehouse and ensure its quality and safety.
  • Organise food into orders for our charity members.
  • Perfect if you are looking for a practical activity, looking to gain experience or just want to make a difference in your community.
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