SNVB joins HM The King at the launch of the Coronation Food Project

South Northants Volunteer Bureau, the charity behind Towcester and Roade Community Food Larders, was invited to join Their Majesties and other community groups at the launch of the Coronation Food Project at an event on Tuesday 14th November at SOFEA’s headquarters in Didcot, Oxfordshire.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

SNVB works alongside FareShare, via SOFEA and FareShare Midlands. SNVB also works with FareShare GO to collect surplus food from local supermarkets. Approximately 2.5-3 tonnes of food is rescued from waste by SNVB community larder coordinators and volunteers every week. This happens due to the tireless operations of organisations committed to eliminating food waste and ensuring it reaches people who need affordable food.

SNVB Community Food Larders were established amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The subsequent cost of living crisis has resulted in a sharp uptake in the demand for the service. 1000 people per week are reached across three SNVB community larder sessions.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Katie Steele, Co-ordinator for the SNVB Community Larders, said:

Their Majesties, SNVB and other community groups celebrate Coronation Food Project launchTheir Majesties, SNVB and other community groups celebrate Coronation Food Project launch
Their Majesties, SNVB and other community groups celebrate Coronation Food Project launch

‘We have a fabulous team of approximately 100 volunteers who work tirelessly to redistribute this food to the people who need it the most. Many of the people we reach are children, young people and the elderly, arguably the most vulnerable and isolated in our communities. The efforts of our amazing volunteers make the world of difference to so many people each week. I can’t thank them enough for what they do.’

Helen Barrett, CEO of South Northants Volunteer Bureau, added:

‘We exist for our volunteers; to give them the opportunity to gift their many talents back to the community. Volunteers want to make a difference; to see positive change in the community in which we all live and thrive. Our larder projects have significant benefits at every juncture: for the volunteers; for the larder users; and as a solution for the rescued food. The Coronation Food Project will have a positive impact on the many organisations and charities like SNVB working hard at the heart of our communities to combat issues such as food waste, food insecurity and social isolation.’

Related topics: