Farewell to Mike

Mike Salter has retired from his role as Chair of the Trustees of the Meon Valley Foodbank.

During his five years at the helm, Mike has guided the charity through the many challenges faced by the foodbank.

We needed to find new premises as we were on notice for quitting our base at Bishop’s Waltham.  A new home and warm welcome was provided by the Wickham Community Centre following Mike’s conversations with the Centre management.

With the onset of Covid we had to adapt our ways of delivering help to our many clients in the Meon Valley. Again it was the drive and management skills of Mike that enabled us to be equipped and meet the greater demands from those struggling to feed themselves or their families.

We are undoubtedly now in a much stronger position to respond to those caught in the trap of food poverty in the Meon Valley.

We wish Mike a happy retirement from all the responsibilities he carried out as chair of our charity and all the hours spent on our behalf both at the foodbank and behind the scenes!

As a token of our love and respect for Mike, the volunteers of the foodbank presented Mike with a nice scented plant for his garden and £100 worth of Hillier’s garden centre vouchers.

Thank you Mike for all that you given of your time and talents to the work of the Meon Valley Foodbank.