Food Bank


St Mark’s Foodbank


​St Mark’s Church & Community Centre


GU7 2LD.

Godalming Foodbank run by St Mark's Church & Community Centre provides emergency food parcels for individuals and families in crisis for three to five days.

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

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

Opening Times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.00 am to 2.30 pm

Telephone Karen Milton on 01483 418741 during the above times if you have a referral note, 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.

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).

The Food Bank is currently in need of the following items. (March 2019)

  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel 
  • Child-friendly cereal  (such as Rice Krispies, Cornflakes, Weetabix, Shreddies)
  • Savoury crackers (Urgent)
  • Tins of tomatoes
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Hot dogs in tins or jars
  • Tins of corned beef/ham/Spam.
  • Tinned mince/steak/irish stew/chicken/chili/meatballs (Urgent)
  • Tins of tuna
  • Washing up liquid
  • Baked beans
  • UHT milk 500ml cartons  (Urgent)
  • Toilet rolls (Urgent)
  • Washing powder/tablets (Urgent) Often requested
  • J.Cloths
  • Bleach
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Wet wipes

** 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. Many thanks to all of you who support Godalming Food Bank in this way. Please make 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.