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New CEO for Greenwich Foodbank

3rd February 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jamie Ginns, as our new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st January 2021.

Jamie takes over for what we anticipate to be our “busiest year yet” following the prolonged impact of coronavirus and the corresponding economic downturn.

The Greenwich Foodbank, was set-up by Alan Robinson and his wife Esme, in 2013 to support the increasing food poverty needs of residents in the Borough and has grown to eight client centres across Greenwich in addition to our warehouse at the top of Shooters Hill.  Alan and his team of volunteers and supporters have been invaluable in moving from an organisation supporting a few hundred people in need when they started to supporting over ten thousand people in 2020 and distributing over half a million meals.

Commenting on his predecessor Jamie said “Alan has an incredible heart of service and leaves a strong Foodbank legacy and we will continue in the fight to end food poverty”

Jamie lives in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with his young family.  He previously worked as a Youth Minister in London and the Wirral and later as Operations Manager and Business Development Co-ordinator at Hope Social Enterprises in Cambridgeshire working with the disadvantaged and out of work to achieve employment. Jamie joins us from his current role with the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Remarking on the prospect of joining the foodbank family, Jamie said, “I count the opportunity to take on this role as a huge privilege and I am very much looking forward to the new challenge”.

Jamie has just given his first interview to SEnine Magazine, setting out his vision for the Foodbank against the backdrop of the current coronavirus pandemic and you can read the full article here

 

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