Food and Cold Weather Provision
Gaynor came as a volunteer to assist in our office in 1996. This progressed to a part-time position in 1999 overseeing the Winter Watch night shelter. Gaynor now works full time on our Friends of Fun Food project, working with groups, schools, community organisations and our clients to help them to eat healthily, in season and within budget.
Hannah joined Urban Outreach as our Friends of Fun Food Coordinator in 2014. Hannah loves everything to do with food! After completing a BSc Food and Nutrition course she worked as a Home Economist for Breville marketing and then completed a postgraduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics whilst working as a dietitian in various community and hospital settings. Hannah is keen to see children and families, and our vulnerable clients from other projects having fun with food, enjoying tasting and cooking new foods.
Having moved to Bolton from Lincoln, Laura works on our Local Welfare Provision, Storehouse and Winter Watch projects. She has degrees in Social Science and Biblical Studies & Theology which have combined both her passions for local church and the community. Whilst in Lincoln Laura worked in retail as well as leading and serving in various church projects such as foodbank, kids work, community café & shop. She is excited to be a part of Urban Outreach and helping to support people in need.
Samuel has been involved with Urban Outreach for most of his life; from being a part of a family who opened their home to vulnerable young people who needed accommodating, to helping with Winter Watch and RUNA. Throughout this time he has grown to understand that in order to help someone else, it requires others to step in the gap and to take a stand. Samuel’s desire is to see the restoration and rebuilding of communities, starting with the individual and their families. Samuel works with the food team on the Storehouse, Winter Watch and Local Welfare Provision projects.