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We offer a wide variety of roles and you do not need to have any specific skills to volunteer, so there is scope for everyone to contribute.


Please see below for current roles Hackney Foodbank has available and see what suits you:


Can you drive a Luton van? Are you available Wednesday evenings ( twice a month)? If so read on:

A great role as a volunteer as a Wednesday Driver  between 3pm-7pm has just become available.

The role involves – Arriving at our warehouse, The Florence Bennett Centre, Cherbury Street, N1 6TL, at 3pm to pick up the Luton can and drive it to Leaside, 34 Spring Lane E5 9HQ.

Then between 4.45pm and 6.45pm you would drive a minibus to shuttle beneficiaries from the top of the hill to the distribution centre. We are offering this service as it will be dark during the winter months and it will help keep our beneficiaries safe and not having to walk through the park.

At 7pm drive the Luton van back to The Florence Bennett Centre.

If you are interested, please email [email protected]


Hackney Foodbank is doing a Tesco Supermarket Collection between Thursday 18th November to Saturday 20th November 2021.

Would you like to help boost our food donations in the lead up to winter & Christmas and raise awareness that will help us carry out our mission for a Hunger Free Hackney?

As a volunteer you will be greeting customers, handing out shopping lists and thanking them for their donations.

There will be 3 shifts a day; 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm at the following Tesco:

Tesco Morning Lane – 55 Morning Lane, E9 6ND

Tesco Well Street – 180 Well Street, E9 6QU

If you are interested, please email [email protected] for more details.


Warehouse – Come & help us sort goods to be packed in our emergency parcels. Must be able to lift heavy crates (20kgs). Any weekday Monday to Friday 8.30am-11.30am or 12pm-3pm


Decanting – Help us to break down tea bags, sugar & washing tablets so that we can add them to our emergency parcels. No heavy Lifting required. Any weekday Monday to Friday 8.30am-11.30am or 12pm-3pm


Distribution Centres – Would you like to chat to and support our beneficiaries at one of our Distribution Centres. Please see here for timings of sessions Locations | Hackney Foodbank


Drivers – Are you available to drive our Luton van on any weekday 10am-1pm around Hackney. Must have a clean drivers Licence and experience of a Luton van.


Evening/Weekend Home deliveries – Do you have your own car and are available to make home deliveries to our most vulnerable beneficiaries. Times to suit you.


Please have a look at the following video to give you an idea of what it’s like volunteering at a foodbank:


If you would like to volunteer at Hackney Foodbank, please fill in the application form and Helen, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, will be in touch.

Link to Application Form


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