Our people


Bow Foodbank, the charity, is governed by a Board of Trustees, and is managed and operated by a small staff team, supported by more than 300 volunteers.

Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are drawn mainly from the local community and have a wide range of professional skills and expertise that they give to the charity on a voluntary basis.

  • Muddassar Ahmed (Chair)
  • Emma Singh (Treasurer)
  • Kristin Konschnik (Company Secretary)
  • Rev. Timothy May
  • Lynn Stone
  • Jagmohan Bhakar
  • Steve Gilvin
  • Latika Shah
  • Vincent Allilaire
  • Dr. Irum Ali

The Board meets at least six times a year.

Our Staff

We have a small, dedicated team of staff who manage the operation and make sure we have the resources and funds to support our clients. Our current staff are an Executive Director and an Operations Manager who manages the foodbanks on a day-to-day basis



The real heart of Bow and Bethnal Green foodbanks is our team of over 300 volunteers who take on a range of roles from bag packing, client registration, serving clients, providing hospitality, stock taking and so much more. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the Volunteer page.

Occasionally we have special projects that volunteers can get involved in, such as helping with administrative tasks and databases, organising or helping with fundraising events and writing copy for newsletters or articles.