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Food Bank at EMC - every Friday 2-4pm 

Foodbank

 Epsom & Ewell Foodbank Appeal

 

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We welcome donations of non-perishable food, washing powder and liquid, antiperspirants and deodorants, shampoo and shower gels, but can only accept small quantities of donations at Epsom Methodist Church where there is a collecting box in the office.  

Click here for items urgently required

For larger quantities, please leave the items in the collection box at

  • Epsom Waitrose 
  • Sainsbury’s, Kiln Lane
  • those other local supermarkets that have collecting boxes
  • the main centre at the Generation Resource Centre, Ruxley Lane, Ewell.

The Foodbank at Epsom Methodist Church has been running since 2012 and is open Friday afternoons from 2.00-4.00. It is run by the Epsom & Ewell Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust network. To date the five Epsom and Ewell Foodbanks have fed over 10,000 people.

To be able to receive help someone must have a valid voucher, obtainable from local agencies such as:

  • the job centre
  • health visitors
  • social workers
  • the Citizens Advice Bureau.

The foodbank provides an emergency parcel of 3 days of nutritionally-balanced, non-perishable food, the quantity is according to the number of adults and children indicated on the voucher.  Clients can only receive 3 vouchers in a six-month period and the Trust has a database to identify multiple applications.

While the food parcel is being prepared, the recipient is offered a warm drink and a biscuit and those Foodbank volunteers, who are specially trained to know about local services, can offer practical guidance helping them to break out of crisis.  They are also offered a prayer with someone, should they wish to do so. 

In addition Epsom and Ewell Foodbank runs “Eat Well Spend Less”, a six-week basic cookery, nutrition and budget management course. It also runs a Furniture Bank, which includes bedding, linens and crockery and which in one month gave out 98 items of furniture and household items.

For more information click here  or contact: Jonathan Lees, Senior Leader, Generation Church, Tel: 0208 786 8221 or email: foodbank@generation.org.uk

 

 

ANDREW JENNINGS, 07/12/2020