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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ealing Foodbank.

If you register with us, we ask you to be on a rota at least once per month and we ask for a commitment of at least one year.
If you are interested in volunteering at our client centres, please note that currently we only have vacancies at our Acton and Southall centres.
We are also looking for admin/data entry volunteers to be at the client centres, at least once per month. If you are computer savvie and have a few hours to spare, please do register and we will be in touch. Training will be given.
We would also be happy to hear from anyone with a large vehicle to help pick up food donated at supermarkets. Details of what is involved can be found below.

We will ask for references for those hoping to help with clients or sensitive data.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Ealing Foodbank vision, mission and values:  

Founded in 2013 by members of over 40 different Christian churches and communities, we are supported by local churches with prayer, finance, food and volunteers and governed by a board of Trustees drawn from the founding denominations including ministers.  Ealing Foodbank is a Church-led Christian Organisation.

Other supporters include many local schools, individuals and businesses (of all faiths and none).

We seek to extend the grace and love of Jesus Christ by who we are and what we do for those who need help in the form of emergency food parcels, offer of prayer, and other advice and support, and welcome people from all walks of life to join with us in this endeavour.

Ealing Foodbank will welcome volunteers from all faiths or none, who are comfortable with, sympathetic to and respectful of the Christian basis of the Organisation and its activities.

Volunteers are the driving force behind our foodbank. There are thousands of volunteers across the UK, helping The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network get emergency food to people in crisis. We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

Please note, the majority of activity we undertake happens during the normal working week.  Details of opening times and venues are on the registration form

We are always happy to receive help with donations of food and money!!

Please click here for our full Vision, Mission and Values statement.  Please read through these brief descriptions of the kind of help we are asking for, and then click on the link at the bottom of the page to register.

Thank you!

Warehouse volunteer

We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it’s sent to the centres where clients come to collect. You could help in this vital work to ensure we have the right food available at all times.  Times of operations: Monday, Wednesday and Friday daytime

Foodbank centre volunteer

Meet clients and give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.  Times of operation – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytime as well as Saturday morning.  You will need to provide references later in the induction process.  Currently, we have vacancies at our Acton, Greenford (Monday) and Southall centres.


We move food around the borough from supermarket collection points, to the warehouse, and then on to the foodbank centres.  This requires a large car/van and a strong back!  Times of operation – according to need, during the working week, and during day time.  Deliveries can be around 300kgs, and you will need to notify your insurer that you are using your vehicle in this way.

In-store collections

These happen at least twice a year, usually on a Saturday – so a great way to get involved if you are busy during the normal working week and an amazing insight into the generosity of people!

Admin and Data entry

We are looking for admin/data entry help to be located at all of our client centres, including Saturday mornings in Greenford.


Whilst we mostly need food and helping hands, we do need some money to keep going as well.  So if you have fundraising experience, and time to be part of a team of fundraisers, let us know who you are…  You can also make financial donations here

Click here to register on line, and for full details of what is involved.

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