Foodbank 2

Like many food banks across the county we faced difficult decisions about whether we were able to stay open. Many of our volunteers are classed as at-risk because of their age or due to a health condition so must stay at home and follow social distancing and self-isolation rules 

This means we’ve had to make some changes to the way our food bank works in order to keep everybody involved safe.

  • We’ve moved to a delivery only system on Mondays and Friday afternoons. Instead of being invited to the shop, people referred will be contacted to see how best we can help.
  • We are Coordinating with local agencies to deliver to people those agencies work with
  • If you or someone you know needs help please call 07561 699535 (please leave a message) or text and someone will call you back.
  • I’m sorry but we cannot offer emergency food. If you need help urgently, please call the councils helpline 0114 273 4567.
  • Donations: Thank you to everyone who has offered support. Every donation we receive makes a real difference and we’re grateful for your generosity in this time of uncertainty. Chapeltown ASDA is taking donations if you shop there or please contact the above number and we’ll arrange collection.
In these difficult days we know that many people struggle to feed their families and that a Foodbank can make a real difference.
 
Under normal circumstances, in order to use the Foodbank you would need a referral from a social agency or equivalent.  We are still waiting to hear how these e-referrals will work but in the meantime please contact us and we’ll do our best to help.
We will give you enough food for your family for about three days.  We are not in a position to keep feeding families on a permanent basis, so we will normally only give food out on three occasions, but we do have some flexibility where there is real need. 
You can contact the Food Bank on 07561 699535
Food-donation-box
Please note: this phone isn’t covered all the time so may not be answered but please leave a message (voice or text) and someone will be in contact.