Hello. I’m Nathan and I’m the Project Coordinator for the WRAP funded electric vehicle project at FareShare Sussex. I started here in June 2020 and will be helping to pilot the electric van and electric cargo bike, integrate them into the operation and help prove that electric vehicles are a viable option for surplus food distribution. The main benefit to the local community with using zero emissions vehicles is cleaner air but the other aim is also to reduce running costs for our fleet, helping us make a bigger difference by reaching more people with the funds we have.
Part of my role includes finding new organisations who want to become Community Food Members who will receive our surplus food using these two new vehicles. It’s incredible speaking to some amazing people in our community and learning about how they provide food to some of the most vulnerable in our society.
I love being part of an organisation which makes such a positive impact on the environment and the community and I’m proud to be given the opportunity to help make a difference.
I have a lot of experience working and volunteering for local charities and most recently managed a small team of volunteer coordinators at the Students’ Union at the University of Sussex.
In my spare time I like mountain biking, playing squash and badminton and each year I normally volunteer at Glastonbury Festival.
If you have any questions about the WRAP project or would like to receive or provide food, please email Nathan here.