Swindon Foodbank helping people in crisis.
YOU CAN HELP US THIS WEEK - on Thursday 1st December, Friday 2nd December and Saturday 3rd December, we are hosting a food collection with Tesco as part of the ninth Neighbourhood Food Collection.
Donate at the Swindon Tesco Extra Store, Brunel Centre.
Tesco top up customer donations by making a 20% financial contribution, so by getting involved you will not only help provide vital food for people experiencing crisis but you will also help fund Swindon Foodbank provide important support beyond food, to tackle the root cause of poverty.
We are thrilled that the UK's largest supermarket shares ur vision that no one should go hungry, and is working with us to empower local communities to help those in crisis and fight poverty.
Will you help us stop UK hunger?
Simply pick up one of our shopping lists and donate an item or two (or more!) at Tesco to help stop people going hungry in your community. Furthermore if you can afford to "POP ON A POUND" to your donation this would help us raise funds to keep your local service operating for another year.
Winter is coming fast and many people are now having to make the choice of using money to put the heating on or buying enough food.
Christmas can be a difficult time for individuals and families who are already managing on extremely tight budgets. The increased winter fuel bills, and the pressure of choosing between heating and eating , will sadly push many families into food crisis.
Donations made to our Foodbank are used to provide 3/4 days of nutritionally balanced, emergency food to people in crisis that have been referred by frontline professional agencies such as Citizens Advice or children's centres.
Whilst at Foodbank, clients are welcomed, listened to and signposted to other services that can provide support with the underlying causes of their crisis, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
Volunteer: If you want to help us collect donations of food on Saturday between 9am and 4pm and help change lives by giving up just a few hours of your time then please ring 01793 978045, leave your name and contact details and someone will get back to you.
We are happy to receive regular donations at any time from individuals, groups, churches, schools and companies to help refill our shelves ready for distribution to people who are facing this crisis.
If you were in crisis...
...where would you turn?
Many of us have friends and family to turn to when the unexpected happens. But what if you had no family or your family could no longer help? Where would you go? What if the children were hungry, and you’re not sure where the next meal is coming from? What if you had to make the choice between putting money on the key meter for heat and fuel or feeding your family?
That’s where Swindon Foodbank helps: We provide people food and support when people need it most - helping to avert greater disaster and even greater poverty.
Our distribution centres are open on:
Mondays 2.30pm – 4.30pm, St Aldhelms Centre, Edgeware Road, Swindon SN1 1QS
Mondays 11.00am – 13.00pm, The Bridge, 8 Sheep St, Highworth SN6 7AA
Mondays 13.00pm – 15.00, St Bartholomew’s Church, Royal Wootton Bassett. SN4 7BQ
Tuesdays 10.00am – 12.00noon, St Peters Church, Penhill Drive, Swindon SN2 5DU
Tuesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Freshbrook Church, Worsley Road, Swindon SN5 8NU
Wednesdays 10.00am - 12.00noon, St Johns Church Hall Whitbourne Ave SN3 2LG
Thursdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm, St Aldhelms Centre Edgeware Rd Swindon SN1 1QS
Thursdays 11.00am – 13.00pm, The Bridge 8 Sheep St Highworth SN6 7AA
Thursdays 12.00noon – 14.00pm, St Mary’s Church Cheney Manor Road Swindon SN2 2PF
Fridays 2.30pm – 4.30pm, St Aldhelms Centre Edgeware Road Swindon SN1 1QS
When you choose to support Swindon Foodbank by either giving food and/or money - you too become part of this vital initiative bringing comfort and hope to those in crisis, right here in your own community.
Swindon Foodbank - "Feeding Local People in Crisis".
Find out more about us, donate now or get in touch on 01793 978045 or 07932 108732