Wednesday, 17 July 2013 13:03

Food and Friendship Befriending Service

Food and Friendship Befriending Service

I am writing to request your assistance in publicising our need for volunteers for our new Food and Friendship service, which is available currently in East Hampshire, Basingstoke and Deane, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Hart, Rushmoor, Test Valley and Winchester.
Food and Friendship is a free of charge service available to Meals on Wheels customers who would like a regular visit from a friendly volunteer around mealtimes.  The service is run by Age Concern Hampshire and has been funded by Hampshire County Council and the District Councils.
The volunteers will call on Meals on Wheels customers at home and help make mealtimes a little more enjoyable, to chat about things that interest the client, and to let them know what is going on in their local community.  The volunteers will also be able to offer ideas on healthy snacks and meals, for which full training and support will be provided by Age Concern Hampshire.
Social isolation and poor nutrition are issues that affect significant numbers of older people and it would be much appreciated if you could help us combat this by using the enclosed poster to publicise our volunteer recruitment in your area.  At the moment we are recruiting volunteers from all over Hampshire for this new Food and Friendship service.  
If you need any more posters please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Yours faithfully,

Paul Simmonds
Food and Friendship Co-ordinator

Call: 01962 892455
Email: food&This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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