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North Guildford Food Bank Now Offers Free Internet Access At Its Park Barn Café

Published on: 13 Jul, 2016
Updated on: 18 Jul, 2016

The North Guildford Food Bank now offers free access to the internet at its venue at St Clare’s Church in Park Barn.

Wi fiYou don’t have to have a food voucher to be able to access the computers. Anyone can go and use them and enjoy the free Café.

There are three laptop computers which can be used by anyone who has difficulty in getting online – in particular when applying for benefits, searching for jobs and looking up training courses.

Help and support when using the computers is also available and documents and pages can also be printed out.

The computers cannot be used for gaming or social networking.

Funding for the computers and the wi fi connection at the church has been made possible by a grant from Lib Dem Surrey County Councillor Fiona White’s member’s allocation fund and a donation from the Allianz company.

St Clare's Church, Cabell Road, Park Barn.

St Clare’s Church, Cabell Road, Park Barn.

The food bank and the café are open at St Clare’s Church, Cabell Road GU2 8JW on Wednesday mornings from 8.45am to 10.45am and on Friday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

The North Guildford Food Bank has been set up to provide temporary help for individuals and families in the Guildford area who are in need.

Working alongside local agencies, churches, and community, it aims to ensure that no-one goes hungry. It receives non-perishable food from local churches, schools and businesses to make food parcels.

Food Bank foodThese parcels are given in exchange for a food voucher granted by various agencies including: Citizens Advice Bureau, Social Services, health visitors, Christians Against Poverty, children’s centres, Guildford Action for Families, Guildford Borough Council’s family support team and its community wardens, local schools, many Guildford churches, doctors’ surgeries, Vaughan House, Probation Service, CAMHS, Youth Support Services, Age UK Surrey.

The North Guildford Foodbank also has branches in Bellfields (at the New Hope centre in Larch Avenue, Friday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm) and Merrow (Bushy Hill Community Centre, Bushy Hill Drive, Thursday afternoon from 4.30pm to 5.30pm). Please note: evidence of the crisis may be requested.

Food bank bag 2More information on 07583 025435.



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