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Volunteer story – Alistair

6th June 2024

This week marks Volunteers Week a chance to showcase and thank our wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time and energy and who collectively keep the operation of Slough Foodbank going at what is our busiest ever time. In fact, if all rotas are filled, it takes around 82 volunteers a week to keep us running.

During volunteers week we’re celebrating our volunteers, highlighting the different volunteer roles available at Slough Foodbank and sharing volunteer stories. Today we’re hearing from Alistair – a driver volunteer.

How long have you been volunteering at Slough Foodbank?
Started with the Foodbank in October 2022.

What’s your favourite thing about volunteering at Slough Foodbank?
I just enjoy doing something that gives people a chance. I came from a very humble background and my parents worked multiple jobs to make ends meet and put food on the table. I just hope that there’s a kid out there who’s family we help, who achieves something great because we helped in some small way.

What’s a fun/interesting fact about you that we might not know?
Not sure there’s too much fun or interesting things about me to be honest. Started my career in the Oil business on exploration rigs in Africa and the Middle East.

Last year we provided 11,300 food parcels to people in Slough and the surrounding areas who were facing a food poverty crisis.
If you would like to consider joining us as a volunteer, please visit: https://slough.foodbank.org.uk/give-help-2/volunteer/

 

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