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
Myalee is a local Boxford business owner who started working with the Hadleigh Food Bank as a volunteer towards the end of 2019 and who has recently stepped up to join the board of trustees. In addition to her full time work, Myalee has always been very involved in fundraising and charity work for a number of different causes both locally and overseas and is looking forward to continuing to support the Hadleigh Food Bank as it grows and evolves moving forward into the future.
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.
Hollie is 23, mother of twin girls, and currently undertaking a BSc in Psychology with Criminology. In her spare time, Hollie also volunteers as an appropriate adult, for experience in working within the Police Force to find the right career choice once she completes her degree. Hollie is the youngest member of the Trustees and hopes to gain valuable experience working to ensure the Foodbank and its other branches of the charity run smoothly and correctly, which will build on her skills in general to take into her professional life and future careers. She believes her young mind can bring a different perspective on matters within the Foodbank and hopes to utilise this on any future projects the Foodbank undertakes.
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.
Denise has lived in Hadleigh for 32 years and has 3 grown up children who are successful in their careers. Denise has a passion for helping others and has worked in childcare for 20 years but took a break at the beginning of the year due to personal circumstances. Not one to sit idle, Denise started to volunteer at the Foodbank in March and now oversees the stock room of the charity shop.
She finds the Foodbank and Fresh Start Charity Shop is a good way of meeting new people and helping the local community.
If you need the Hadleigh Foodbank or would like to volunteer, please contact us!