The Hive was started in 2015 and is run by three friends with a shared interest in volunteering and strong ties to North London.
One of the founders of The Hive Food Bank, Kim is both Treasurer and a Trustee. By day, she works as a Grant Programme Manager for the RSA, supporting social change initiatives. She has a varied background working in law, research project management and publishing.
Kim holds an MA in Psychosocial Studies from Birkbeck, University of London, focusing on culture, power and identity, and the interplay between them. Her interest in this subject is underpinned by a desire to understand root causes of inequality and support others through compassion, activism and allyship.
Kim can mostly be found walking in muddy fields in West Sussex where she lives with her family, or crafting behind closed doors when she gets a rare window to herself. A piece of her heart remains in North London as a long-time resident of Finsbury Park.
Natalie is a banking solicitor working in the City of London, who also advises pro bono clients on various charity law issues. She has extensive experience working with charities, including taking on leadership positions in Girlguiding and undertaking volunteering projects for environmental charities.
Bryony works in marketing and communications at a health charity and has a background in the law and publishing. She has previously volunteered on night shifts at a homeless shelter, on an employment rights line and as a McKenzie friend assisting unaccompanied individuals in court.