Food Bank

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St Mark’s Foodbank

 

​St Mark’s Church & Community Centre

Godalming

GU7 2LD.

St Mark’s Foodbank provides emergency food parcels for individuals and families in crisis for three to five days.

Access to the Foodbank is normally through referrals from professional agencies, e.g. by health professionals, schools, local police and community/voluntary organisations.

This service is supported by other local churches, Godalming CAB, Waverley Borough Council and Waitrose in Godalming.

Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00 am to 2.00 pm;

                          Friday 12 noon to 2.15 pm

Telephone Karen Milton on 01483 418741 during the above times if you have a referral note, if you wish to donate or have any questions. 

If you phone and there is no reply, please leave your number and a message and Karen will phone you back as soon as possible.

Outside of Karen's hours please phone the Parish Office or clergy whose contact details can be found here.

If no one is available to answer the phone and you are in need of food, go to Godalming Citizens' Advice Bureau in Bridge Street, opposite Waitrose, (opening times Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm).

We at the Godalming Foodbank would like take this opportunity to thank all of you who donated items during 2016.

We have our regular donors along with those of you who donated Christmas items. Thanks to you all we were able to help nearly 50 families, large and small over the festive period.

This was a massive achievement and we are always very grateful to those of you who help.

The Food Bank is currently in need of the following items. (Jan/Feb 2017)

POT AND INSTANT NOODLES

MICRO RICE

CUPPA SOUP

INSTANT PASTA/NOODLE MEALS (Mug shots/Bachelor’s)

CREAM CRACKERS

TINNED MEAT (including tinned chicken)

TEABAGS (Packs of 20, 40 or 80)

SMALL TINS POTATOES

INSTANT MASH

JAM 

BLEACH

TOILET CLEANER

TOILET ROLLS (packs of 2 or 4)

GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS (long dates please)

NAPPIES/PULL UPS SIZES 5 + 6

** We regret that we are unable to accept fresh produce or home made preserves. **

However, we  do accept monetary donations, which along with helping to buy specialised items such as gluten free and baby products also help towards administrative costs.

Cheques payable to “St.Mark’s Community Centre”

The reason we ask for smaller sized items is because large items take up so much room in the food parcels which reduces the amount of items we are able put into a bag.

Large items usually weight more and if the recipient is travelling on foot or public transport it reduces the amount they can comfortably manage to carry.

We like to give as much and as varied items as possible, smaller items enable us to do this.

Please check back next month to see if the needs have changed.