The Hadleigh Foodbank Charity was founded in 2020, Hadleigh Foodbank has been working hard with the help of our members and volunteers to help individuals in our area. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services, and we strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. Get in touch to learn how you can make a difference at our Charity.

Meet the Trustees 

Angela Gregg

Founder & Treasurer (Trustee)

Angela grew up in Hadleigh Essex and is now funnily enough residing here in Hadleigh Suffolk.  She has three children, Hollie, Connor and Ellie.  Angela’s career has been mainly in Sales and Marketing until she had to retire due to health in January 2019.  But as Angela doesn’t like sitting down she decided to campaign to become a Town Councillor and was elected in May 2019.  In September 2020 she became the Deputy Mayor. In July 2019 Angela joined the original Hadleigh Foodbank as her passion to help others and support her community was quite apparent.  With a fantastic amount of support from volunteers the Foodbank is now a Charity and has diversified into what it is today.

Ruth Lucas

Chair (Trustee)

Ruth joined the Hadleigh Foodbank following a long career encompassing Sales, Contract Management and then for 30 years, until the end of 2019,  Operations Director at the European Headquarters of a Multi National company where she covered all aspects of the business from HR to Warehousing, Distribution and everything in between.  Upon being made redundant Ruth sought an organisation where she could volunteer and where her skills could be utilised.  In January 2020 Ruth joined the Hadleigh Foodbank, since when she has seen it develop and grow throughout the pandemic.  Ruth sees volunteering as a way to give back something to the local community by offering her time and expertise.

Paul Shipperlee


Paul joined the Hadleigh Foodbank as a volunteer in March 2020. After seeing first hand the excellent work and how much of a great support the services is to the local community, Paul knew this was a cause that he wanted to be move involved in. Along with the other trustees Paul has been involved in moving the Hadleigh Foodbank to it's next step in becoming a charity. Paul is able to bring his experience in customer support, management and sales to the organisation to help continue to progress the Hadleigh Foodbank Charity to meet the ever changing needs of the local community that it is here to support. 

Linda De Nadai

Secretary (Trustee)

Linda has been Hadleigh resident for 7 years (since moving to the UK in 2013). 

She has been an End-of-Life Carer and a Baby Feeding Consultant supporting Moms and their new-born babies at Ipswich and Bury Hospitals; as well as within the community working out of Sudbury Medical Centre.  This is where her passion for helping others was realised.

Linda became a volunteer in March 2020 when she was on furloughed from her current position.

She hopes that a lifetime of Administration, and years of also working in the hospitality and service industries will benefit the Food Bank.

Elliott Rix


Elliott has lived in Hadleigh for 30 years and is originally from Glemsford.
Elliott currently works for Jim Lawrence but had previously spent many years working with adults with learning disabilities.
With the experience Elliott has gained from many years of supporting and helping others, Elliott wanted to use his experience to support the Hadleigh Foodbank and help the local community. 


If you need the Hadleigh Foodbank or would like to volunteer, please contact us!


Tel: 07377 190455

Contact us:

Phone: 07377 190455

Email: info@hadleighfoodbank.org

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