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Foodbank April Newsletter

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ROYAL VISIT

It was delightful to welcome HRH the Countess of Wessex to The Woking Foodbank warehouse.  She showed great interest in our work and volunteers, whilst joining the team in making up emergency food parcels.  Her support was a wonderful encouragement to all our volunteers. Photographs – Ed Peers

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SHORTAGES – SHORTAGES

Our ‘Donate Food’ page has an updated list of shortages. You can still donate and comply with social distancing. Please see the details in thy next News item CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS AT OUR FOODBANKS.

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CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS AT OUR FOODBANKS

In response to the current situation we have set up a new system for supporting our valued clients. We have closed all of our distribution centres and are moving to a delivery service. We will continue to operate our foodbank using our present list of referral agencies and charities. All food donations need to go to […]

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Visiting Foodbank Locations by Car

All our locations except the Warehouse are closed. Below is an instruction sheet for visiting  the Warehouse: (Click ‘Read more’ to reveal the link) Warehouse Instructions

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FOODBANK WAREHOUSE

We have a Foodbank Warehouse facility in Sheerwater. Your valued donations should be delivered to the Warehouse at Titan Storage. (See Locations for address.) The warehouse is open for deliveries on Monday and Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 and Wednesday evening between 18:30 and 20:30.  Deliveries can only be made at the above times. All […]

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Warehouse Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for volunteers to help sort food deliveries at the Foodbank Warehouse. If you are interested in helping, please get in touch with our warehouse manager Andy, who can be contacted via email: [email protected] or Tel: 07376952892

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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