We’re sharing stories about amazing volunteers giving their time in Milton Keynes. This spotlight is on Eric Kightley, who volunteers at MK Foodbank.

Eric is warehouse manager for MK Foodbank, ensuring they have systems in place to control food storage and manage by best before date. He supports teams in the warehouse every week day and often works weekends and bank holidays as well. He also provides a ‘boot camp’ experience for corporate volunteers which is highly regarded.

Eric has a very high degree of commitment to the work we do and is passionate about ensuring the donated food is used appropriately. He turned 74 earlier in the month but has the energy and enthusiasm of a man 10 years younger. He is a larger than life character who has won the admiration of the High Sheriff of Buckingham, company directors and employees, and volunteers alike. Foodbank’s Chief Executive John Marshall says “Eric is one of a kind and a great example of a volunteering exemplar.”

Eric is a retired Major, who also volunteers for SSAFA – a charity for ex-services personnel. His military training and experience, and his can do attitude make a great contribution to our profile as a local charity.


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