|There is a common misconception that we are only working between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm when the Daycentre is open to clients, so we asked Viv to give us a break down of her typical day.
8:45 Pick up some groceries for the kitchen from the supermarket on the way to work.
9:05 Arrive at work, check emails/answerphone messages
9:10 Put laundry in the tumble drier
9:15 Check and record the temperatures of all the fridges and freezers
9:20 Receive phone call from a kitchen volunteer apologising that they cannot make it today. So in the kitchen again!
9:30 Put on apron & start cooking as the other volunteers arrive
9:50 Answer door to a regular donor of food for the Foodbank and help unload their car.
10:00 Advise Foodbank support volunteers of what needs to be done today
10:30 The doors open to the clients in the Day Centre.Make hot drinks whilst continuing food preparation
11:00 Answer back door to someone donating clothing. Take clothing to sorting room in other building,
11:30 Start serving meals
12:00 Washing up duty!
1:00 Finish service, wash up serving utensils and dishes, clean all surfaces, clean cooker and finally empty and clean the dishwasher.
1:30 Day Centre closes. A short break and a cup of tea with the rest of the staff.
1:45 Answer back door to someone with a query regrading Foodbank vouchers.
1:50 Talk to Foodbank volunteers about what is needed for this afternoon’s session
2:00 Food bank opens
2:10 Cash up this morning’s takings
2:30 Enter today’s statistics on the computer, Answer emails and phone messages
4:00 Foodbank Closes. Enter details from the voucher on the computer
4:30 Put dirty laundry in the washing machine
4:45 Lock up and leave.Another day is done!