Arena Community foodbank operates food drives throughout the year. These take place in local supermarkets and give people the opportunity to donate items of food to the foodbank.
In addition, the team also volunteers time to pack bags and assist shoppers at the tills. The food drive team has raised hundreds of pounds for the foodbank, contributing to its growth and to serving more people than ever before.
We raise an average of £350 from each food drive, as well as items brought from the foodbank shopping list. The team is run by Kath Mason, one of our head chefs, and consists of seven members.
This also helps to get Arena Community’s name known within the community. Many people who come to foodbank hear about us through the food drive initiative.