Making Holiday Hunger a Thing of the Past

Meet the Team

The Trustees are responsible for the day to day organisation and management of the charity.


‚Äč Karen Weir - Chair of Trustees

I am one of the founding members of the DFS team and I consider it a real privilege to be able to work with such an amazing group of people who all care passionately about children achieving their potential and trying to remove the barriers that hinder that.


John Weir - Treasurer

Since moving to Dorchester in 1999 I have been involved in a number of charities including AGEUK, Foodbank, Hospital Shop and DFS often in the role of Treasurer. I am a member of Dorchester Community Church.

Kath Joslin - Volunteer Co-ordinator

A former teacher, I have been involved in a variety of voluntary organisations over the past few years. DFS is a group very close to my heart giving me the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people whilst doing something positive in my community.

Sally Huntington

Having previously worked with Home Start, I learnt first-hand how some families struggle to make ends meet and feed their children. I heard about a programme providing food to these families during the school holidays. I became a volunteer early on and am so proud to be a part of this scheme which has evolved into DFS.

Dani Colley

Having worked with families and children in a variety of different roles, I was excited to have the opportunity to join the DFS team; a team who work alongside others to encourage, promote and facilitate the development of young people within our community.


Kim Huntington - Social Media Administrator

I am fairly new to Dorchester Family Support. I learnt about the charity through my mum who is a trustee. I joined in to help out with the social media side of things and take on some of the admin. I get excited when I see posts reaching lots of people and getting more followers because the more people we reach the more families and children we can potentially help. I am excited to see the website being up and running and learning new skills in how to maintain it and run it. I am looking forward to experiencing my first collection day this Christmas and getting more involved. I love being a part of this team. 




All trustees have a current enhanced DBS certificate.


We have a loyal group of volunteers from our local community that regularly offer their valuable time to support us in this work. If you would like to volunteer please click on this link.

Please be aware that due to the nature of the work all volunteers will need to be DBS checked.


In order to provide this service we fundraise throughout the year and rely on donations from all the local churches, Dorchester’s Food bank, Dorchester Poverty Action, the Town Council, Dorchester Chamber of Business,  Dorchester & District Lions Club, Rotary Club, Poundbury Residents Association, local supermarkets and many other community groups and individuals.

                If you would like to donate please follow this link.