Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Introduction

If you were in crisis- where would you turn?
If you know somebody in crisis - where would you refer them too?

Many of us have friends and family to turn to when the going gets tough. But what if your family could no longer help and you had nowhere else to go? What if the kids were hungry, the cupboards bare and you're not sure where the next meal is coming from?

That’s where St Ives Foodbank helps. By giving people food when they need it most - helping to avert greater disaster and greater poverty.

Just by giving food and/or money to St Ives Foodbank - you can be a vital part of the community that is helping to feed St Ives residents in short term need.

In a nutshell The Foodbank is a straightforward system of collection, collation and distribution of basic food items to support people at times of crisis.

The Foodbank collects a variety of tinned and dried foods through supermarkets, organisations, churches and individuals. We also welcome financial donations so we can supply perishable products but buy these at the time of issue and in quantities as demand dictates

The Foodbank exchanges "Food Vouchers" for enough food for 5 days at our distribution centre.

COVID 19 Pandemic - the above is our normal operating procedure but during the pandemic we are not offering a collection service, or working on the basis of a voucher. Upon referal and receipt of a text from a client to 07958 390303 stating name, address, postcode and number of adults and number of children in the household. We will deliver to your house on Thursday afternoons subject to availabilty of food supplies and volunteers.