Thursday, 13 November 2014



My name is Ben Martin and I am the project manager of Chesterfield Foodbank. Below is some information regarding a major food collection we are running at the end of this month that we urgently need volunteers for. Please may you forward it on to your congregations/members/mailing lists? If you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact me:

On 27th, 28th and 29th of November Chesterfield Foodbank will be collecting food at Chesterfield Tesco Extra. This national collection only happens twice a year and is one of our primary sources of food donations. To collect, weigh and sort the donations efficiently is a mammoth task as you can imagine; this year we expect to collect over 3 tonnes across the weekend!

This is why we need your help!

Across the three days we have a number of jobs that need to be carried out. These include collecting food at the supermarket, transporting food to our warehouse and weighing/sorting the food. At the supermarket we have five 90 minute slots available each day (if you are able to do more then brilliant!). These are: 0930 - 1100, 1100 - 1230, 1230 - 1400, 1400 - 1530, 1530 - 1700 (the last slot is a final 'lift and shift' session so please make sure if you volunteer for that you are happy to sort and carry boxes of food).

If you are available and would like to help out in any way then please contact us either by contacting the Foodbank at with the subject heading 'Christmas Tesco Collection 2014' or calling 07984 589456 (if it goes to voicemail please leave a message with your name, telephone number and what it is in regards to and we will get back to you as soon as possible).

Kindest regards,

Ben Martin
Project Manager at Chesterfield Foodbank

Contact Details:
Telephone: 07984 589456