Help needed

One of the most vital roles for Active True Food members is to help with running the shop. The rota for the coming month's shop roles, including cleaning roles and restocking, is on the shop rota page.

Any of these tasks below would also count towards your three hours a month which will earn you a discount of 12.5%.

Committee Meeting Minutes Secretary

True Food is looking for someone to act as the minute secretary at our committee meetings. We meet on the 4th Monday of most months at 7.30pm for a couple of hours at RISC (see dates here). Jan Digby has given notice that our February meeting will be her last as our secretary, so I am urgently looking for a volunteer to take her place. As it is a voluntary job for True Food it would amply cover the one hour/month qualification to be a member of True Food; indeed it would also cover the 3 hours/month required to qualify for the shop discount!! Offers please to Francis at Thanks.

Admin at the Shop

Could you come into the shop regularly to do some basic admin? It could be as simple as filing and sorting, but could also include document creation, data input, phone answering and message taking. Contact Helen if you are interested (

Stock Checks

Could you count packets, packages and tins? Member needed to come in weekly if possible for about an hour to count stock to check the accuracy of the stock database. Needs to be done before the shop is open between 8am -10am ideally on a Monday. Contact Rebecca if you are interested (


Help needed planning, coordinating and running promotional events at the shop and at fetes, shows and festivals such as Reading Town Meal. If you would like to have a role in promoting True Food please contact Helen (


Do you Tweet? Would you like to join out Twitter Gang? Contact Helen if interested (

Building Shelves and Desking

We will be having working parties to build wooden shop shelving and office desking later in the year. If you are skilled in planning and organising this type of thing and have some joinery skills please let Helen know! (


If you enjoy a little brush work please join our band of decorators later in the year to smarten up the shop. Email Helen if you are interested (

Build a Tombola

Could you make a tombola drum for us to use at events? Let know if you can.

Flyers & Posters

Please take flyers from the shop to distribute around your neighbourhood, and in places you visit such as dentists, doctors, libraries, community centres, cafes etc. We have laminated posters ready to go on local noticeboards - why not adopt all the notice boards in your area and make sure we always have a presence there? Contact Helen ( for details.

Recycling Fairies

Could you take away our glass and cans for recycling? Maybe some compost too? Just ask in the shop when you are next in.