On Wednesday 7th of July Shrewsbury Food Hub and our team of over 100 volunteers received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service from Lord Lieutenant, Anna Turner. This award is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
It was a lovely opportunity to get together, reflect and celebrate the hard work of so many people over the past 18 months. The Food Hub received a Crystal award & certificate signed by The Queen, along with an extra special “badge” for service during the COVID pandemic.
“The volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation. They rescue good food left over at supermarkets and manufacturers to stop it ending up in the bin and they get it safely to community groups and Foodshare tables seven days a week.”
Katy Anderson, Co-founder of Shrewsbury Food Hub
This award is thorough deserved by all those who so generously give their time to the Food Hub and bring an amazing range of skills and experiences to the organisation. We are deeply proud of the wonderful community we have around us.
“I volunteer at the hub because I feel strongly about the amount of food that is wasted in our country and want to do my little bit to reduce that wastage. I enjoy working with the other members of the team, all congenial people with varied backgrounds. I like the way people go out of their way to help, whatever the task—their humour and flexible attitudes help the jobs get done without stress.”
Laura, Volunteer driver
It’s been a challenging year for us all, but we have never been prouder of the Food Hub and all it has been able to achieve. Onwards and upwards to the next food adventure!
* We are currently recruiting more volunteers to join our award-winning team as depot assistants, van drivers, and food rescue drivers. Click here to find out more information.*