Meal Connector Volunteer

  • Voluntary
  • Haringey N22
  • Volunteer

Role summary

In this role, you will be helping to ensure that much needed meals get to the right people, connecting cooks and diners in your local area, and assisting with collection and distribution.

If you’re eager to get involved in the Nourish Now Project but are not interested in cooking an extra portion of a meal, signing up as a Connector may be for you. 

We’ll provide you with a cool bag, some spare containers and labels. Just leave these out on your doorstep on the agreed day, so people can leave their meals in the bag. You don’t even have to be in! Once you’ve got the meals, we’ll let you know where to drop them, or arrange for someone to collect the meals from you for distribution if you’re unable to deliver them. 

We also offer the opportunity to help collect meals from cooks who are unable to deliver directly themselves and drop these to our diners- all within walking distance of you! If you’re interested in getting involved in any capacity, sign up to find out more and begin making a positive impact in your community today! 

The Connector position enables you to connect with cooks and diners alike and to build relationships with those in your community. An integral part of our model is not only fighting food poverty, but also developing stronger community ties. A friendly face and a chat can be just as important to our diners as the meal itself.

About us 

The Act Now Initiative designs simple, sustainable solutions to the problems local communities are facing. In this role, you would be working on our primary project, Nourish Now, under which volunteer cooks make one extra portion of a meal per week, which is then distributed to people in urgent need of a nourishing meal and of social connection. So far, we have facilitated the provision of over 2,500 meals, using no transport, no extra kitchens, and no extra energy.


  • Volunteer hours: 1-3 hours per week - timings can be flexible to suit volunteers. 
  • Location: From your home. UK wide.
  • Expenses: This is a community volunteering opportunity. 


  • Assist with the collection and distribution of meals.  
  • Leave a cool bag out on your doorstep, so people can drop their meals within agreed hours one day a week. 
  • Our meal connectors often drop the meals at a local food hub, such as a soup kitchen, to be distributed. However, if this is a barrier to you getting involved, let us know and we can try to find someone who is able to collect the meals from you and distribute them. 
  • Support the smooth running of the program in your community.
  • Ensure any issues and ideas for improvement are brought to the attention of team leaders. 

If you think this role may be for you, please email


This role is advertised as part of TPP's Free Giving Back Services. This volunteer advertisement copy has been supplied to TPP and applicants apply direct to the organisation. Please contact the organisation directly if you have any questions about this volunteer role.


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  • 020 7198 6000
  • TPP Recruitment, Northern & Shell Building, 4th Floor, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AF