Volunteer Drivers Needed

Our warehouses in Leeds & Barnsley need your help to get more great food to great causes. Each weekday our vans deliver surplus food to vital frontline charities across Yorkshire. But the truth is people take surplus food to charities, not the vans themselves! Your help would enable large numbers of projects to care of tens of thousands of vulnerable people, such as children who rely on free school breakfasts, elderly people who rely on lunch clubs and people who are homeless this winter.

With the help of someone like our brilliant apprentice Jon (pictured) you would complete van safety checks, load the van with 8 orders and hit the road by 9.30am. You would then do the vital work of visiting each charity in turn, being the face of FareShare Yorkshire to the brilliant projects we support.

After unloading trays of meat, fresh produce, dairy and high-fibre foods which they desperately need to provide frontline services, you’d be on your way to the next charity which in Leeds for example can sometimes be one street away! This usually only takes 4-5 hours and you could either do the same delivery run every week or cover shifts as and when. Any help would be massively appreciated because without your help we cannot deliver food for the care of 16,000 vulnerable people and counting across Yorkshire each week.

If you have a full, clean driving license and are comfortable driving a 3.5 tonne van, please email Jonathan at jonathanwilliams@fareshareyorkshire.org We would love to have you on the team!

FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each FareShare regional centre takes that food and redistributes to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.

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