The Food Bank is open on Mondays and Fridays from 11.00 am till 12.00 noon. We are happy to provide one parcel per household per week. Parcels typically contain basic tinned/dried food including UHT milk plus frozen bread. We can also provide a small selection of toiletries on request.
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 Unfortunately, we are unable to collect donations and we cannot accept fresh food or any item which is out of date.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.