We’re sharing stories about amazing volunteers giving their time in Milton Keynes. This spotlight is on Holly Knox, who is a young person giving her time to Foodbank.

Holly and her Mum (Sandra) and Grandmother (Patricia) volunteer every week in the MK Foodbank  warehouse, as part of her commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Holly has committed to do 6 months and is halfway through. She is a very committed and enthusiastic volunteer. Foodbank have gained a lot from her youthful insight on how young people view food poverty. Holly has already become an excellent advocate for the work of the foodbank. Foodbank said:

“Often we have found that young people on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme are rather unwilling participants, being brought along by well meaning parents. Holly is very different. From the outset she has been engaged, enthusiastic and keen to make a contribution to our work. She is an exemplar of what you would hope a young Duke of Edinburgh student would be.”

Holly has also agreed to attend some harvest school assemblies this year to talk about her experience at the food bank and what she has learned.

Holly recently won our Young Persons Award at CA:MK’s Volunteer Awards Ceremony.


Holly receiving her MK Volunteer Award 2016, with the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Steve Coventry. Photo credit: Community Action: MK

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