Sutton Community Works is a local charity made up of 20 partnering churches with an ethos of putting their faith into action.
Their projects range from tackling fear of crime on the streets using a team of street pastors out every Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening; going into schools with a team of school pastors and providing a listening ear to students who might be experiencing some difficulties; providing befrienders to those aged over 65yrs who are living in social isolation; running 5 job clubs a year to help people into work and running a winter shelter for those vulnerable and sleeping rough or at risk of it.
Mark Tomlinson from Sutton Community Works said:
"All our projects can only operate because of the good will and incredible commitment of their volunteers."
One of their projects, Sutton Foodbank, gives emergency food to those in crisis in the borough. Last year they gave 3 days of emergency food to 2200 adults and children -that’s 19800 meals! The Foodbank relies on a team of 70 volunteers.
This Volunteers' Week, Sutton Foodbank would like to thank Vicki:
"Vicki is a wonderful example of what it means to be a volunteer. She freely gives over and above to the Foodbank in time and talent because she has a passion for it and because she can!"
Sutton Foodbank are currently looking for new volunteers to join the volunteer rota to help with transporting food and restocking the shelves with food at one of their centres.
If you are interested in volunteering at Sutton Foodbank, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.