Food Bank Opening Hours over Christmas 2020 and New Year holiday: Through December we will be open every Monday and Friday between 11am and 12 noon up to and including the 21st December. See below for other opening times over Christmas:
Monday 21st December – 11.00 am to 12.00 pm Thursday 24th December – 11.00 am to 12.00 pm Friday 25th December – CLOSED Monday 28th December – CLOSED Thursday 31st December – 11.00 am to 12.00 pm Friday 1st January – CLOSED Monday 4th January – 11.00 am to 12.00 pm Friday 8th January – 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
The Food Bank is usually open on Mondays and Fridays from 11.00 am till 12.00 noon (see above for Christmas 2020 opening times).
The food parcels are made up and put into bags before they are required and it is estimated that they would last an individual for up to 3 days. We are taking steps to ensure that the food provided is varied and nutritious and provides a balanced diet subject to availability. Some of those who are using the food bank are homeless or sofa surfing, others have had their benefits stopped or reduced, have been referred by other agencies and generally have fallen on hard times. We are doing our best to help them with your support.
Whilst all donations to the food bank are gratefully received, it would be useful if we could provide the following items which are recommended by The Trussell Trust, a charity that runs over 300 foodbanks nationally.
•Milk (UHT or powdered)
•Fruit juice (carton)
•Sponge pudding (tinned)
•Rice Pudding (tinned)
•Tea bags/instant coffee
•Instant mashed potato
•Biscuits or snack bars.
This list is not exhaustive but is helpful if you are thinking what might be useful to give! Unfortunately, we are unable to collect donations and we cannot accept fresh food or any item which is out of date.
Thank you to all who have supported and do support the food bank here in All Saints. Sadly the need is increasing but by meeting this need as we do we are fulfilling in part our mission in our local community.