Many thanks to you and your daughter. Do have a look at our website, cobhamarea.foodbank.org.uk, which tells you a lot about how we operate.
We collect the food, which people kindly donate, from our green bins, placed in all the churches in Cobham, Oxshott, Stoke D’Abernon and the Horsleys, and from bins in Waitrose and Sainsbury’s Local (the little one on the High St).
Our van does the rounds collecting three times a week. You can drop off food at one of the collecting points on any date.
Please follow us on Twitter @CobhamFoodbank, where you’ll find our ‘shopping lists’ from time to time.
What to give: non-perishable food, toiletries and pet food. Must be at least six months in date, unopened packages. Imagine you suddenly ran out of money: what would you like to receive? (Hint – not pasta and beans!)
Have you seen the film ‘I, Daniel Blake’? If not, I really recommend it.
We give out on average 500kgs (1/2 tonne) of food etc every week to needy people in this immediate, Cobham and surrounding, area.
BTW, please ask your daughter not to wrap the food she collects, or put it in boxes. Bags are fine, and welcome: anything else is just discarded by our warehouse team.
Look out for our van!
Hugh (Manager, Cobham Area Foodbank)