Food Bank

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St Mark’s Foodbank

 

​St Mark’s Church & Community Centre

Godalming

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 2.00 pm; Friday noon to 2.15 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).

We at the Godalming Foodbank would like take this opportunity to thank all of you who donated items during 2016.

We have our regular donors along with those of you who donated Christmas items. Thanks to you all we were able to help nearly 50 families, large and small over the festive period.

This was a massive achievement and we are always very grateful to those of you who help.

The Food Bank is currently in need of the following items. (May 2017)

Tinned peas, carrots and sweetcorn

Tinned meatballs and spam.

Hotdog sausages in tins or jars.

Bleach

J cloths

Deodorant (roll-on or spray)

Laundry liquid, powder or tabs

Nappies sizes 5 & 6

** 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. 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.