Volunteer Recognition

Edinburgh Food Project would not be possible without the dedication and support of our volunteers. We know that every day volunteers go above and beyond what we ask of them, but we very rarely get to hear about it, so we asked our volunteers to nominate fellow volunteers (or teams) to be formally recognised for their dedication. The nomination could be for something small and simple or something much more elaborate. All we asked is that it helped/supported/made a difference to someone - a fellow volunteer, a client, a member of the public.

Each month ALL volunteers that are nominated receive recognition and a personal thanks for the role they play at Edinburgh Food Project.

16th May 2019 – Craigmillar

Betty and her team at the Craigmillar distribution centre.

Now as a driver I don’t come into contact with the teams who deal with the clients, but on Thursday I came into contact with the Craigmillar team.

I was made to feel as if I was part of their team with a very warm welcome and I was amazed that a volunteer there works like a storeman helping the delivery team unload the cages and making my job easier. I even got a couple of sweets (bonus).

What a fantastic team and well deserving of recognition.  Certificate presented 16th May 2019.

18th March 2019 – Grassmarket

On The Left, Bob Gould:

“Bob has been heading up the team at Grassmarket since the distribution centre opened and has consistently gone the extra mile to keep it running efficiently.  In the early days when we had fewer volunteers it was always Bob who stepped up to the plate.  He also had to deal with some tricky situations but Bob always kept his cool and sense of humour when face with such situations.  We owe him much”

On The Right, Dan Wilson with the Monday team at Broughton:

“Dan, I Feel goes over and above with his time, 2 days as team leader @ Broughton, by how I have seen him deal with clients, so helpfully and sympathetically, by emailing other support agencies to ensure a client gets a food parcel.  By assisting clients to get additional support where possible.  He always demonstrate patience and goodwill and helpfulness to everyone, be they client, volunteer and others we come into contact with in Broughton.”

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