Food pantry volunteers
WANT TO HELP?
We're looking for extra pairs of hands to help with the running of each of our pantries and for future locations, so if you'd like to see how you can help out contact us below or come and visit one of the pantries to find out more please click 'join now'.
We are looking for volunteers to cover morning shifts(11am-1.30pm) and afternoon shifts 1.30pm- 4.30pm) in the pantry and within our reception area.
The local pantry is an initiative partnered with FareShare Southwest providing fresh & cupboard food to families at a fraction of the normal price. Fareshare works with large organisations to help bridge the gap between food producers, supermarkets and landfill to ensure good, fresh (but surplus) food is not wasted. This food gets delivered to us every week and all the food is within its 'best before' date. By choosing to become a member you're saving perfectly good food from going to landfill while also saving money! Somerset County Council & Somerset West and Taunton Council have provided the funding for the essential core costs of the pantry and it is run by local volunteers to support the residents of North Taunton.