New acting chair appointed

The Meon Valley Food Bank is pleased to announce that it has appointed Annie Thomas as acting chair.

Annie takes over from Mike Salter, who announced he was standing down at the 2023 annual meeting in March, after four years in the role.

The food bank would like to extend it’s thanks to Mike who helped steer the organisation through some unexpected challenges, including Covid and the move to new premises in Wickham, as well as our transition to a registered charity.

Annie is already a familar face at the food bank. Since May 2022, she has worked in the team as an administrator and volunteer ‘at the coal face’.

Annie is a member of St Peters Bishops Waltham and has wide ranging administrative experience as well as a passion to support and care for those in need.

We asked Annie to introduce herself in her own words…

Marriage in the late ‘70s took me to a northern wool town just as recession and competition from abroad were taking apart the local economy. 

We then worked for 18 years in King’s Cross – before all the wonderful redevelopment – planting a church in the midst of the local estates. 

We couldn’t have done the second without the multiple shocks of the first to our ‘comfortable’ southern selves! 

I have lived among households under financial and emotional pressure and people trying to hold everything together in difficult circumstances. 

As acting Chair, I look forward to guiding the Food Bank in the next exciting chapter of its story.