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As 2023 marks the 39th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), Shrewsbury Food Hub joins thousands of charities and voluntary organisations to recognise the contribution volunteers make across the UK.

With this year’s theme of ‘Celebrate and Inspire’, the Food Hub is celebrating its 130+ amazing volunteers and hoping they will inspire others to get involved in volunteering in whatever way works for them.

The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time during Volunteers’ Week to celebrate their efforts and all they contribute to our local communities and society as a whole has never been more important.

As part of it’s June celebrations, the Food Hub will be hosting a summer social to bring volunteers together and say thanks.

Shrewsbury Food Hub manager Tammy said: “Our volunteers are shamazing! They are all ages and from all walks of life. What unites them is their passion and dedication to helping us rescue surplus food and get it put to good use in our community – seven days a week! We love our volunteers!”

Volunteer harvester Matt said: “I hate waste and love the idea that we’re helping to reduce waste, especially food waste. I also enjoy the camaraderie of being part of a team and enjoy the company of the lovely people who make up Shrewsbury Food Hub. I knew we had a massive food waste issue, but the amount of perfectly good food that we collect from supermarkets staggers me. Volunteering makes me feel uplifted, better about myself, like I’ve spent my time productively. Happy.”

Interested in volunteering at the Food Hub? Read more here.