Jelf community spirit at the Milton Keynes Food BankAt the beginning of this month, Jelf colleagues at our Milton Keynes branch spent two rewarding days helping out at their local Food Bank.
The MK Food Bank works to provide local people with essential emergency food supplies, at the time when they need it the most. To do this, they rely entirely on donations of food, money, and time from local organisations and individuals – every pair of hands makes a real difference.
There are a variety of ways local businesses can be involved at the Food Bank, from carrying out food drives, to manning the volunteer-run warehouse and serving centres.
How does the Food Bank work?All it takes is one sudden, unexpected event to throw a person into a crisis. Referral Agencies look to identify these families and individuals who need support, and issue them with a voucher that entitles them to a food parcel.
Food parcels can be picked up from serving sessions located around the city. As standard, a person in need can receive a food parcel five times within a rolling 12-month period – although there is flexibility in some more difficult circumstances.
Sally Williams (Cert CII), an account executive at Jelf Milton Keynes, said: “We found it to be a rewarding experience and really enjoyed working together as a team.
“We have already booked to go back in October to help with the influx of goods after the harvest festivities!”
Being able to give back to our local communities is one of our most important values at Jelf, and Milton Keynes are doing us proud!