Help needed

One of the most vital roles for 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 also count towards your three hours a month which will earn you a discount of 10%.

Reorganising the shop

We have some exciting plans to reorganise the shop to make the most of our loose foods and refills. This is happening on the 3 and 4 May. If you think you can help, please get in touch with


We get through a lot of aprons in the shop and we're looking for two people to join the team of people who collect, wash, iron and return aprons on a weekly basis, doing this for a month at a time, then swapping with the other people. 

It's an essential part of what we do in the shop, but may suit someone who doesn't want to work in the shop, but is keen to do something behind the scenes in support. Please contact to find out more.

IT support 

We need someone to troubleshoot our set ups and hardware, sorting out problems and making our IT systems work more smoothly. If you have professional experience of providing this kind of IT support we would really appreciate your support. Contact

Cutting down waste

We throw away far too much as a business and are desperate to cut down on this. We are looking for one of our members to find places for some stuff to go. Freegle isn't suitable for things we want to get rid of regularly. We can't take the 25 litre containers to the dump as they are very obviously trade waste.

Things we are keen to see recycled: 

  • Huge cardboard boxes 

  • Pink cardboard egg trays

  • Wooden fruit & veg crates

  •  Chunks of polystyrene 

Surely someone could use these things!  Contact

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 Angela 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 Angela  (


Do you Tweet? Would you like to join our Twitter Gang? Contact Angela if interested (

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 Angela ( for details.

Recycling glass and cans

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