Not only do our volunteers work tirelessly, helping Square Food's classes (and back office) run smoothly, they also take the time out to write about it. Here, one of our newest volunteers, Lowri, gives her first impressions of helping out at SFF. #VolunteersWeek
Hi there, I'm Lowri, a newbie to Square Food Foundation. I'm a volunteer class assistant and I'm loving every moment. I decided to get involved with Square Food Foundation because I wanted to help the community learn how to cook healthy, affordable and delicious meals. Square Food Foundation ticks all the boxes! Barny and his team believe that anyone can cook, and offer affordable, hands-on cooking classes to adults and children of all abilities. I love how enthusiastic and committed the team are about promoting healthier lifestyles and making a positive difference to the local community. My first day of volunteering was at a Meat Masterclass. I was busy setting up, weighing out ingredients, supporting the teachers and washing up and clearing away. It was a friendly and relaxed environment and everyone was happy to do their jobs. The Masterclass was taught by Barny and Seb and they did an amazing job! All twelve students learnt something new and left with a smile on their face. As a volunteer, I felt a big feeling of reward. It was great to help others and make a positive difference to people's lives. The team and I were rewarded for our hard work, as we sat down at the table and enjoyed a home cooked meal together. We are one big family at Square Food Foundation and we all enjoy promoting and delivering affordable, accessible and hands-on cooking activities. If you love food, helping others and promoting healthier lifestyles, I highly recommend volunteering at Square Food Foundation. You'll learn new things and have lots of fun with a great bunch of people. My next volunteer adventure will be helping children to cook at a primary school - I can't wait!