The Haslemere Food Bank is an initiative of the churches in Haslemere in response to requests from a number of local agencies. Although primarily a church initiative, support and volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds.
People in need are referred to the Food Bank by local statutory and voluntary agencies.
Food is donated via collection boxes located around the area. All churches in the parish collect food for the food bank as well as many other local organisations.
An up to date list of needs is published monthly in our parish news sheet and parishioners are encouraged to add one or two items a week to their weekly food shop to support those in need in our community.
If you know of someone in need please refer them to one of the following,
The Health Centre or G.P, Their child’s school, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Home Start, Three Counties Money Advice, based at Hasleway, Waverly Social Services or any of the local Churches.
The Food Bank welcomes new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact David Rice at Here
Haslemere Food Bank URGENT APPEAL - March 2020
This is a very difficult time for everyone but especially for those whoes financial situation makes the purchase of food challenging in calmer times let alone during the current crisis. Many people are now shopping from home rather than going to the supermarkets so are not able to drop off food for those in, at the moment, quite desperate need.
What would really help is if parishioners were able to donate items directly to the Methodist Church, opposite Lion Green, next to Tesco’s, as this is where food is sorted and distributed. It is requested that donations be brought on Wednesday and Friday mornings between 9:30am and 12.30 as the times they are now open are restricted .The needs at a specific time are regularly listed and updated on the Parish website below but with the general difficulty finding items at the moment anything you can spare would be most welcome.
In Particular the following items:
Thank you for the wonderful support you five to the Haslemere Food Bank, without your generosity many would go hungry, especially at this time,
Many, many thanks for your continued support of the Food Bank.