Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank was pleased to recognise the amazing work of our Salford based volunteers this year at the Heart of Salford Awards 2016, organised by Salford CVS and held at a special ceremony at the AJ Bell Stadium on the 5th December.
Volunteers at Wharton and Clegg’s Lane Church and Community Centre in Little Hulton were nominated to receive the Charity Award for their continued passion and dedication to seeing an end to food poverty in our area, whilst Jonathan Elster was nominated to receive the Alan Henning Community Volunteer Award for going the extra mile in arranging the permanent collection point at Iceland in Little Hulton. Jonathan spends several hours every week standing in the foyer at Iceland, handing out shopping lists and chatting with customers about the work of the foodbank. His involvement has generated over 2.6 tonnes of food to date, and has raised awareness of food poverty in the area. As well as this he also helps at the Foodbank Centre, and is passionate about finding out what services are available to help people out of crisis.
Select volunteers were invited to a special event where they were treated to refreshments and entertainment, and all nominees were awarded a certificate to recognise the work that they do to make Salford a better place. Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank are pleased to have had this opportunity to thank our volunteers and recognise the hard work that they do everyday without any reward. Every one of our volunteers has shown their compassion and determination to help those in crisis, and even though they didn’t win the top awards, we know that they are deserving of all our thanks and gratitude for everything that they do.
So to all our volunteers we say a massive THANK YOU!