Who we are
The Foodbank at St Pauls exists to provide local individuals and families who find themselves in financial difficulty by providing them with a food parcel including the basic essentials. Many individuals and families may hit financial hardship due to a number of reasons; by providing food during a time of crisis, some of that pressure can be alleviated, and a helping hand is offered.
What we do
We work with many local partners and agencies who are able to refer their clients to our service by issuing them with one of our vouchers. Each voucher entitles the client to two visits to our foodbank. Each parcel includes the basic essentials for an individual and family and will include items such as: cereal, pasta, tinned vegetables and fruit, as well as household products and toiletries if we have them available. Our foodbank runs every Wednesday morning from 10.00 – 11.30am, alongside our Community Café. Whilst the clients wait for their food parcel to be made up, they can enjoy a cuppa and piece of cake served by our friendly café team. In addition to our foodbank, we also have Debt Advisors available for clients to talk to if they are particularly struggling with debt. This is a confidential service.
A key value of ours is that we seek to work in partnership with the local community, and that by working together, we can really make a difference to local residents. All donations come from local individuals, schools, business and churches - the foodbank would not be able to meet the high demand for food parcels without this invaluable support.