Meet the Team

Discover who we are.


Our Co-directors

Armin Lange

Nikki Ranson

“Feeding bodies, nourishing souls: together we fight hunger one meal at a time.” 


Our Trustees

Peter Tibber, Chair Designate

“We shouldn’t be necessary. But we are. We must do what we can to ensure that in the future we are not.”

Julie Rusiecki

“I chose to become a trustee for Colchester Foodbank, not because I know better than anyone else, but because I believe in the value of the work the Foodbank does in the community.”

Mark Norrington

“After too many years commuting to work in London, I wanted to get more involved in my local community.”

Win Pomroy

“I began volunteering because I wanted to give something back to my community.”


Our Specialist Advisors to the Trustees

Jenny Turnbull, Treasurer

Paul Rusiecki, Minute Secretary

Rebekah Hill, The Trussell Trust’s East of England Area Manager


Our Co-Patrons

The Right Reverend Roger Morris, the Bishop of Colchester

Sir Bob Russell, the High Steward of Colchester Borough


Our Staff

Phoebe Jakovlevas

Adi Timanish

Linda Dumbrell


Our Lead Volunteers

Monday – Anne Barney

Tuesday – Lesley Mawkes

Wednesday – Anne Barney

Thursday – Mary Dale

Friday – Julie Rusiecki

Saturday – Kevin Finnegan


Our Lead Volunteers for our Satellites

Brightlingsea – Win Pomroy

Wivenhoe – Mark Norrington

Greenstead – Mandy McPherson

Monkwick – Jan Large

Highwoods – Rev. Hannah Cooper

Myland – Gill Williams

New Town – Andrew Topple

Rowhedge – Emma Peel

Tiptree – Rev. Anne-Marie Renshaw

Colchester Central – Karou Magee & Deni Bartington


Our Duke of Edinburgh student volunteers

We are delighted to be celebrating two years of our Duke of Edinburgh awards programme, during which time we have guided twelve students through their bronze awards volunteering. Working with a parent, each of these young people successfully completed their twelve-hour course over a period of three calendar months.

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