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Food Bank Is Providing Help For Guildford Families In Need

Published on: 11 Jul, 2013
Updated on: 12 Jul, 2013

Since it opened in December, the North Guildford Food Bank, based at St Clare’s Church in Park Barn, has redeemed more than 80 vouchers feeding more than 240 adults and children.

Les and Karin are volunteers at the North Guildford Food Bank. Volunteers are always needed and those who need help can find details below.

Les and Karin are volunteers at the North Guildford Food Bank. Volunteers are always needed while those who require help and food items can find details below.

It is open every Wednesday morning from 8.45am to 11am, providing temporary help for individuals and families in Guildford who are in need.

The food bank stocks only non-perishable foods together with some toiletries and cleaning items. Of those who have benefitted, some families have received packs on more than one occasion but the aim is to provide no more than three packs to any one family.

Along with providing packs of food, the food bank seeks to offer a friendly reception and a listening ear, and to this end, free coffee and tea, biscuits and cake are provided along with the opportunity to chat. Clients are invited to leave any prayer requests with the helpers.

The helpers are all volunteers and if you are interested in joining them or in making a donation of food then contact Ann on 07583 025435. Email: northguildfordfoodbank@gmail.com

Food packs are only given out to those who have obtained a voucher and these are available from:

  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB)
  • Surrey Law Centre
  • Local schools – Guildford Grove, Kings College, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Stoughton Infant, Wood Steeet Infant, Worplesdon Primary, Guildford County, Weyfield Infant, Pond Meadow, Northmead Junior and Christ’s College
  • Guildford Action for Families
  • Youth Support Services
  • Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
  • Churches in the north Guildford area – St Francis, St Clare’s, Emmanuel, St Peter’s, St Mary’s RC, Westborough URC, St Mary’s and St Albans.
  • St Saviour’s Church
  • Children’s centres both The Spinney and Hazel Avenue
  • Social Services
  • Doctors’ surgeries -The Oaks, Wodeland Avenue, Stoughton Road and Woodbridge Hill, Fairlands Surgery and Dapdune House.
  • Age UK Surrey
  • Community safety wardens Tracy, Richard and Garry.

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  1. Fiona White Reply

    July 11, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I have been in to visit the Food Bank a couple of times and have seen first-hand how sensitively they deal with people. It is sad that food banks are necessary in 2013 but for those people who really have no money for food and other essentials, it is a lifeline. I am full of admiration for the people who run it as well as people who donate.

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