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Posted: 16/11/2020

Deadline: 31/12/2020

Compensation: Voluntary


Job description

Eggcup is seeking trustees to oversee the work of our creative and growing food aid organisation.  We work on food insecurity and community building.  In non-Covid times, we support groups of neighbours to set up and run pop-up food clubs.  Our aim is not only to ensure that people have food, but also to encourage cooperation and a sense of empowerment/aspiration.  We also aim to provide some insight into the food system and levels of waste involved in commercial food supply.

During the pandemic, we have operating doorstep deliveries and we are now operating from centralised covid-safe outlets - still drawing in community volunteers to run the service.  We use the resource of surplus food but we have also set up a buying cooperative to harness collective buying power for local staples.  We are poised to diversify into revenue generating activities to provide long term financial stability for the community work.

We are looking for people with a creative approach to service design and business, enthusiasm for community food work, and willingness to think hard about knotty social issues.  Since the crisis, trustee meetings have all been online, documents are shared and edited online, and we realise that we could recruit a trustee from further afield, and this might even bring in some interesting new perspectives to our group.  

Eggcup is a founding member of Lancaster Food Poverty Alliance, we are members of IFAN, and well supported by our city council, for whom food poverty is a key target.

Application information

Please make initial contact to express interest by email to the chair of trustees, Deborah Finn, via

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About Eggcup

We work to address food insecurity and community building. We use surplus food and also a buying cooperative to harness collective buying power. Outside of the pandemic, we support groups of neighbours to set up and run pop-up food clubs. During the pandemic, we are operating from Covid-safe hubs, but still drawing in members to volunteer. We are poised for growth and diversification as we move into commercial activities to generate revenue in order to subsidise the community work.