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.
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.
13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK ... including some who live in relatively well-off areas such as Hart.
You can help by either donating food items or donating your time.
Any item(s) from the list below:
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).
The roles involved are:
We're looking for people who can commit to working:
If you feel you can help and would like to join the team, please contact us using the form below.
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.