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Foodbank

What is a Foodbank?

Foodbanks work by enabling people in crisis to ask for a voucher from reputable agencies, such as Social Services, Citizen's Advice, Lions Community Store, Children's centres, GP Surgeries etc. They assess the client's needs and give the voucher to exchange for food. The person then presents the voucher at the Foodbank where food is supplied for each family member, sufficient for 3 days.

How is St Mary's Church Involved?

St Mary's, in conjunction with a number of other local churches, have established a Foodbank hosted at St Barnabas Church, Darby Green run by volunteers from across the churches. The foodbank is operated as a satellite of the Hart Foodbank.

Did You Know?

13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK ... including some who live in relatively well-off areas such as Hart.

How can I help?

You can help by either donating food items or donating your time.

What food items does the Foodbank need?

Any item(s) from the list below:

  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Sugar
  • Tea Bags/Instant Coffee
  • Fruit Juice (Longlife)
  • Cereal
  • Tinned Meat/Tuna
  • Tinned Fruit/Vegetables (no baked beans please)
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Rice
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Tinned Sponge Pudding
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Jam
  • Biscuits/Snack Bars
  • Personal Toiletry Items

Where should I take my donations to?

You can bring your food items to St Mary's Church and leave them in the collecting bin at the front of the church (preferred) or take them directly to the Foodbank at St Barnabas Church (Monday or Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm).

What volunteers do you need?

The roles involved are:

  • Front of House: meet and greet guests (training will be provided)
  • Back Office: receive donations and make up food parcels
  • Delivery: delivering food parcels; transporting food between the warehouse and foodbanks

How much of my time will I need to commit?

We're looking for people who can commit to working:

  • Monday and/or Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:00pm
  • Weekly, fortnightly, or on a monthly basis

Interested in joining us?

If you feel you can help and would like to join the team, please contact us using the form below.

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Please be assured that your email address will not be made public and that St Mary's will not share your email address with 3rd parties. Your details will be sent to only the Foodbank Co-ordinator who will contact you in due course.

Thank you for your request to join the Foodbank Team. Your request has been forwarded to the Foodbank Co-ordinator who will contact you in due course.