There are a selection of volunteering opportunities to help with Food Share within Upper Nithsdale.
Food sharing in Upper Nithsdale is based at the Miner’s Memorial Hall in Kirkconnel and covers Kirkconnel, Kelloholm and Sanquhar.
What we do: Collect and deliver shares of food to various households in our community. An average of 3 to 4 bags per household are delivered.
When: Weekday afternoons from 1pm
Skills: Driving license and access to a vehicle. Patience and a listening ear.
Other information: A reference may be requested
What we do: Unload and sort food into bags ready for distribution.
When: Weekday mornings from 11am
Skills: Attention to detail, care and awareness to prevent damage to food in transit. Ability to follow instructions and work as part of a happy team.
Food Handlers and Cooks
What we do: Check and rotate stock, cook and prepare ready meals to share and, prepare afternoon teas.
When: Meals Tuesdays and Fridays. Afternoon teas on Sundays
Skills: An interest in cooking, food-handling and hygiene
Other information: Training will be given
Raised bed/planter club assistant
What we do: help develop accessible interest and involvement in growing food
Skills: An interest in growing things and developing opportunities to share.
What we do: Help develop other sharing opportunities and community involvement.
Skills: Enthusiasm, vision, interest in the community and the environment.
If you would like to help with Foodshare please contact Chris Simm, Foodshare Co-ordinator/Cook, Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Development Trust. Mobile 07340 684527. Email Chris@kkdt.org.uk