Sidmouth’s food bank seeks new manager as Lois steps down

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 September 2017 | UPDATED: 07:33 25 September 2017

Sidmouth food bank volunteers, Penny Lamb, Renee Forth, Lois Swarbrick, Jean Wadsworth and Ian Lawes prepare food parcels for families over the summer holidays. Ref shs 4918-31-15AW. Pictrue: Alex Walton

Sidmouth food bank volunteers, Penny Lamb, Renee Forth, Lois Swarbrick, Jean Wadsworth and Ian Lawes prepare food parcels for families over the summer holidays. Ref shs 4918-31-15AW. Pictrue: Alex Walton

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Sid Valley Food Bank bosses are seeking a new manager as the current post holder is stepping down at the end of the year.

Sid Valley Food Bank manager Lois Swarbrick and chair of trustees Ian Skinner with Nigel Winchester of Winchester's fruit and veg shop who are now accepting food bank vouchers from customers. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1186-51-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders Sid Valley Food Bank manager Lois Swarbrick and chair of trustees Ian Skinner with Nigel Winchester of Winchester's fruit and veg shop who are now accepting food bank vouchers from customers. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 1186-51-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Announcing her decision last month, Lois Swarbrick said she has ‘loved every minute’ of working with everyone since 2013.

She wanted to see out the school meal boxes the charity distributes over the summer holidays and the Christmas hampers before she leaves.

The role involves liaising with the various agencies that enable individuals and families to obtain food from the charity and organising the volunteer rota.

The manager also attends and organises the food bank sessions from noon until 3pm every Friday, including delegating the work of the volunteers.

Applications, with a current CV, should be submitted to Ian Skinner by email lionians@btinternet.com or post to 1 Hamilton Close, Sidford, EX10 9QT, by October 12. An honorarium is paid for the role.

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