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Wanted: volunteers to help fight food hunger in your community

Are you keen to help vulnerable people in your community this winter? Read on for the full range of roles and to find out how you can make a difference.

A local Newham based social enterprise, Community Food Enterprise (CFE) Limited, is seeking volunteers as soon as possible to help ensure vulnerable local people in the borough have access to good quality food and nutrition.

With a recent report by Shelter highlighting the acute levels of homelessness and poverty across the capital, including in Newham, there is a growing demand for such services and support locally which CFE is trying to meet.

The organisation, which is an award-winning social enterprise and food business, aims to fight food hunger and waste by sourcing food that is surplus to requirement and redistributing to local charities and community groups, including refugee centres, hostels, night shelters and soup kitchens throughout East London. They currently deliver to over 85 different community projects and with more help are looking to increase the support they provide.

How you can help?

If you live in Newham and want to help, then CFE would like to hear from you. CFE are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following roles:

  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Picker/ Packers
  • Drivers & Driver’s Buddies
  • Administrative & Social Media Assistant
  • Finance Assistant

It is great if you have experience in the above positions but this is not essential. Please contact Eric from CFE now if you are interested or want more information:

Email eric@c-f-e.org.uk or call 0207 511 9014

Community Food Enterprise (CFE) Limited is an award-winning social enterprise food business and a registered charity that is rooted in East London and was founded in 2002 by members of the West Ham and Plaistow New Deal for Communities (NDC) catchment area. CFE’s aim is to develop a viable and sustainable food business that will provide training, capacity building and employment opportunities for residents of East London. They are supported by Royal Docks based Tate & Lyle Sugars and ExCeL London.

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