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 9.30 am to 2.00 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).



Christmas is coming 

Please get your Advent and Christmas donations to the Food Bank by 16th December

Christmas closing times

closed 24-30 December

open 30 December 10.00 -1.00pm

closed 31 December

open again 2 January 2020, normal hours



The Baptist Church in Queen street and CAB in Bridge street also hold food parcels


The Food Bank is currently in need of the following items (20 November 2019)

Bags for Life and proper shopping bags to take family parcels


Tinned vegetables




Tinned Spaghetti

Tuna, Salmon



Squash, Juice

UHT Milk (500ml)




Pot Noodles, Instant Noodles*

Microwave Rice*

Mash Potato

Cup a Soup





Small cakes similar to individual packs of Mr Kipling

Sugar (small)

Hot Chocolate

Fruit Shoots/small drinks cartons

Pasta meals like Mugshots

Savoury Rice

Angel Delight

Teabags (40s)

Jam, Chocolate spread, Paste etc

Meatballs, Hotdogs, Mince

Rice Crispies, Weetabix, Cornflakes, Cheerios (not Porridge or Fruit & Fibre/Granola-type cereals)

Savoury Crackers


Single or duo pack toothbrushes

Shampoo/Shower Gel


Shaving Foam

Roll-on Deodorants


Washing-up Liquid

Washing tablets/Powder


Anti-bacterial spray cleaners

J Cloths



Any donations are gratefully recieved and we thank you for your support.

Unfortunately we cannot accept Fresh or Homemade goods due to the short use by dates

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.