Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Sid Valley Food Bank needs manager

11:00 29 January 2013

Sidmouth Lion Ian Skinner

Sidmouth Lion Ian Skinner

Archant

A service that offers food to needy families in Sidmouth needs a manager so it can continue to grow.

A network of volunteers set up the Sid Valley Food Bank in December, but Ian Skinner from the Lions club has insisted: “It’s not just for Christmas.”

The new manager will be responsible for overseeing the receipt of donations on Monday mornings from 10.30am until 11.30am, and the collections by those with vouchers on Friday afternoons from 1pm until 3pm.

They would also have to liaise with agencies such as Sidmouth Help Link, which sends a representative on Fridays to offer advice on how to escape food crisis.

The role will evolve as the food bank adapts to the town’s particular needs, and the successful applicant will have the chance to further its development.

Ian said: “The food bank is not just for Christmas – it’s ongoing for however long it takes.”

He added that he understands the scale of the undertaking – a position that needs to be filled 52 weeks of the year – so it could be shared between two people to lighten the load.

Expenses and an honorarium will be paid for the position.

For a full job description, contact Ian on 01395 512923.

Applications can be sent to Mr Ian Skinner, 1 Hamilton Close, Sidford, EX10 9QT before February 22.

The food bank takes donations of sealed, non-perishable foods such as canned goods, cereals and fruit juices, as well as toiletries like soap and toilet rolls – which can be dropped off in various food shops, churches and schools in the Sid Valley.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:22
Stranded in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, for 15 days Syrian refugees sit next to a fire as they wait to be allowed to cross to Macedonia on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The regional governor called on the Greek government Saturday to declare a state of emergency for the area surrounding the Idomeni border crossing where thousands of migrants are stranded due to border restrictions along the route toward western Europe. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Combined efforts underway to help resettle displaced families

Read more
19-year-old bone marrow donor George Stafford

Bone marrow donor George is calling on others to sign up to Anthony Nolan register

Read more
Graffiti at the Stowford Community Centre. Ref shs 17-16AW 4857. Picture: Alex Walton

Police will work with victims to find a suitable punishment after a graffiti trio admitted ‘tagging’ 25 Sidmouth properties.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:22
Proposed boundaries for the new West Hill Parish Council. The black outline is the boundary campaigners in favour of independence have put forward. The hatched parts are areas that EDDC is suggesting should remain part of Ottery Town Council, subject to further consultation.

The head of The King’s School has this week dispelled fears that West Hill independence would leave some primary-aged children outside of its catchment area.

Read more
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sharon Green and Maria Dowswell of WESC charity shop with a quilt which is being raffled off in aid of the Admiral Nurse Campaign. Ref shs 21-16AW 8021. Picture: Alex Walton

A Sidmouth charity shop has answered an appeal to help an ongoing fundraiser for the Admiral Nurse Campaign.

Read more
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Joy and Jo Seward sat on the newly installed bench at Stevens Cross. Ref shs 21-16AW 7930. Picture: Alex Walton

The Seward family has paid for a replacement seat for whole community to enjoy

Read more
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Betty Williams with a thank you letter from the Queen for a poem she wrote for the Queen's 90th birthday. Ref sho 21-16AW 7926. Picture: Alex Walton

Famed as a generous ‘anonymous benefactor’, Betty Williams has now received royal recognition

Read more
Sunday, May 29, 2016
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016. Listen back via the Radio 1 website and watch highlights on Radio 1’s YouTube channel, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016 will be live on Radio 1 on 28th & 29th May. Watch live online, on BBC iPlayer, with highlights on BBC Four and Radio 1’s YouTube channel.

Huge crowds descended on Powderham Castle to see the launch of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend yesterday (Saturday).

Read more
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Amy Pepper shares her daily experience as an Admiral Nurse in London.

As the Sid Valley community gets ever closer to its own dementia specialist, the Herald has teamed up with Dementia UK to provide an insight into a typical day for an Admiral Nurse.

Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Dr Bob Symes OBE giving a talk in 2008

The former honorary curator of Sidmouth Museum certainly made an impact on the town, say his family.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications