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

Do you need help?

We help people within Swindon AND the surrounding area. If as part of unfortunate circumstances beyond your control you are currently struggling to feed yourself or family we can probably help. Please click here to find out more.



CHRISTMAS DISTRIBUTION CENTRES OPENING TIMES

 

 

Thursday 

22nd 

December

Friday 

23rd 

December

Saturday

24th 

December

Sunday 

25th 

December

Monday 

25th 

December

Tuesday

27th 

December

Wednesday 28th 

December

Thursday 

29th 

December

Friday

30th 

December

St Aldhelms

Edgware Road

 

2.30 – 4.30

2.30 – 4.30

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

2.30 –4.30

The Bridge Highworth

 

11.00 – 1.00

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

St Bartholomew’s Royal Wootton Bassett

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

St Peters Church Penhill

 

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

10.00 –12.00

Closed

Closed

Closed

Freshbrook Church Worsley Road

 

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

2.30 – 4.30

Closed

Closed

Closed

St John’s Church Hall Whitbourne Avenue

 

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

St Mary’s Church Cheney Manor Road

 

12.00 – 2.00

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

12.00-2.00

Closed

12.00-2.00

Closed

 

 

Normal opening days and times will be resumed from Tuesday 3rd January 2017



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You can support Swindon Foodbank by donating online or by regular standing order.

A regular donation of  any amount will be gratefully received and will also attract Gift Aid if you are a tax payer. Thank you.

More info >

We Need Your VOTE

Please vote for Swindon Foodbank for an award of £300 from Galaxy Hot Chocolate. Click on the link below then like and share it on your facebook page and get as many people as possible to do this and vote for us. Add the link to emails and blogs too. 

This award would enable us to collect another 10 tonnes of donated food.  Thank you........

http://www.galaxyhotchocolate.com/fund/profiles/swindon-foodbank


Alert - Toiletries needed Please... 

If possible can you add one or two toiletries to your donation?

Our supplies of toiletries are very low – we need toilet rolls, toothbrushes, toothpaste, 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner (e.g. wash and go), soap, shower gel, roll on deodorants (male/female). 

Thank you.

We always need donations of food…


Our Shopping List

Click here to download the Foodbank shopping list. We are currently in desperate need of long-life Milk, Tinned meat, sugar, tinned fruit and puddings e.g. peaches, fruit cocktail etc., long-life fruit juice and tinned tomatoes. If you can drop off any of these donations to a distribution centre or ring for a collection to be arranged that would be most appreciated. 

Donations can be dropped off at  Swindon Foodbank distribution centres whose addresses and opening times are opposite.


Raise Funds for Swindon Foodbank

Want to help us by raising £££ to keep our operation going?

Well we've put together a list of fundraising ideas that will let you have fun while helping local people in "Food Crisis".

One simple idea is to “POP ON A POUND” to one of the tins you are donating. Thank You.


Just click here to download the list now.


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