Help stop hunger in Malta

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Do you need our help in the current situation?

We feed over 80 families and individuals every week. That’s equivalent to providing food to well over 14,000 people a year.

Find food

Are you in need of help? Your first step is to make sure that you have the right referral.

From money or food donations to organising collections at your school or office, there are loads of ways you can help make a difference.

Our impact
15

On average we have a team of 15 volunteers every week all helping to collect, organise and distribute food packs.

€200,000

Over €200,000 worth of food were distributed to people in need in 2019 – thanks to your generous donations.

4,000

Over 4,000 food packs are distributed over the course of a year.

 
Why we exist
Sometimes it can take a while before long-term support kicks in for those in need. Whether it’s a result of a benefit delay, low income, ill health, homelessness, sickness or housing issues – we are here to help in the short-term. 
 
When a Care Professional identifies a person or family who are experiencing a crisis, they are referred to us and we help by providing them with a non-perishable food-pack that can sustain them for one week.
Help us

by donating money

We rely and operate solely on the generosity of others, be it their money, time or food. If you’d like to make a one off or recurring financial donation just click the link below. Every penny you give us will truly help our worthy cause.

Help us

by donating food

We welcome all food donations so long as they are non-perishable items (no fresh food). We have a special shopping list which you can download here which is based on the core items that make up our food pack. 

Help us by raising funds
We’ve worked with various companies, schools and initiatives across Malta and Gozo since opening our doors in the Summer of 2015. Aside from our Reverse Advent Calendar campaign which we run during Christmas, it is only through the ongoing support of these people that we can operate.
We depend on the help of people who understand the important work that we do. If you would like to get involved and find fun initiatives that can help keep our shelves stocked, please do let us know. We accept all forms of help and donations we receive.
Our network
These are just a few of the NGOs and government organisations we work closely with. We are always happy to work alongside any institution, organisation or charity that works to help those facing financial crisis situations. 
St Jeanne Antide Foundation

St Jeanne Antide Foundation

St Jeanne Antide Foundation

LEAP!

LEAP!

LEAP!

The Millennium Chapel

The Millennium Chapel

The Millennium Chapel

Jesuit Refugee Service

Jesuit Refugee Service

Jesuit Refugee Service

Caritas Malta

Caritas Malta

Caritas Malta

Appogg

Appogg

Appogg

Sedqa

Sedqa

Sedqa

We also receive referrals from:
Malta Catholic Action, Mater Dei Hospital, St Anthony Mamo Oncology, Mt Carmel Hospital,  Community Mental Health Team, Catholic Parishes, Schools and Colleges.
If you are an NGO and would like to get in touch with us, contact us here.
“I was hungry and you
gave me something to eat.”  

 

Matthew 25:35

OTHER FOOD COLLECTION POINTS:

(Please ensure you go to Valletta for your first visit)

ST PAULS BAY

British Residents Association Library

Olive Court, Triq il-Bahhara,

San Pawl il-Bahar, Qawra

Opening hours: Thursday from 6pm to 7pm

BIRKIRKARA

Dar Papa Frangisku

126, Triq Fleur de Lys

Birkirkara

Opening hours: Friday from 9.30am to 10.30am

ADDITIONAL FOOD DONATION

DROP-OFF POINT:

MARSASCALA

Jacob's Brew

144, Triq is-Salini,

Wied il-Ghajn

 

https://goo.gl/maps/U39jcghfscQgvByR8

 

Opening hours: 

Monday from 8.30am to 2pm

Tuesday from 8.30am to 6pm

Wednesday from 8.30am to 2pm

Thursdayto Sunday from 8.30am to 6pm

CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

PAOLA

Paola Parish Church House

Triq Guze Demato,

Paola

Opening hours: Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm

Would you like to work with us?
We have a few opportunities for exceptional, skilled and hard-working people to join our team to help us both from an operational and an organisational level.

FULL TIME – Foodbank Lifeline Manager


Based on an indefinite contract at 40 hours per week.

Reporting directly to our Board of Directors, the Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the foodbank, including warehouse and distribution activities. The Manager is also responsible for building our network of partner NGOs, establishing strong relationships with regular sponsors, and raising our profile in a positive manner through the way in which he/she represents Foodbank Lifeline to all parties.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively handle all client and other enquiries in a timely and courteous manner, being fully respectful of client situations and approaching people with a sympathetic tone.

  • Manage all client data including ensuring the foodbank is GDPR compliant.

  • Liaise with social workers, agencies, and partner NGOs to ensure good relations with all parties.

  • Train, motivate and guide employees and volunteers in the execution of their duties and provide feedback. Effectively delegate tasks to volunteers and employees. Maintain volunteer database and ensure sufficient volunteers rostered for pick up points and box packing.

  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on stocks, donations, activities, volunteers.

  • Prepare collection sheets for each pick-up point and co-ordinate statistics to update records.

  • Maintaining an efficient and safe working environment for all employees and volunteers.

  • Prepare Method Statements and Risk Assessments when required.

  • Update and maintain financial and stock records of all purchases made from all suppliers.

  • Work with the storekeeper/driver to ensure that the quality, quantities and pricing of the stocks received comply with what was agreed at ordering stage and with contracted agreements where relevant.

  • Perform periodical stock control of products including physical stock takes, the checking of expiry dates and reporting any variances and product write-offs.

  • Review stock levels and ensure sufficient stock is available for the preparation of food boxes/bags and placing orders to suppliers as required.

  • Co-ordinate deliveries and food donations, ensuring stock received is dated, checked and stored correctly following storage guidelines and following proper rotation of stock

  • Ensure appropriate inventory and ordering systems are in place whilst ensuring that there is no over-stocking that leads to unnecessary idle stock and write-offs due to expiry.

  • Ensure Health & Safety measures are in place.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent communication, team management and organisational skills.

  • A positive attitude and strong ethics which support the foodbank’s values and culture.

  • Familiarity with basic financial reports and proficiency in the relevant software programs.

  • Strong time-management skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and organise.

  • To work flexible hours to manage and operate the Foodbank effectively, including weekends as necessary.

  • Proven track record of great client service.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience of working in a similar position.

  • Valid clean Category B driving licence.

  • Proficient user of MS Office and Excel.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills of English and Maltese language

Closing Date: Friday 4th September 2020

Interested? APPLY NOW





SMS Donations:

5061 7386 - €2.33

5061 7912 - €4.66

5061 8938 - €6.99

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If you wish to drop off a donation, give us a call on +356 9906 6808 and we will guide you on where and when to bring it.

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