How are we doing at the Foodbank this year?
We continue to receive generous donations of food from both the public and supermarkets; and more recently Harvest Festivals and Reverse Advent collections which have been a huge help in replenishing our stocks in the warehouse. Since we opened in 2013, we have provided over 178 tonnes of emergency food and supplies.
* Food donations received last month (November ‘21): 1601.85 Kg (of which 60.9kg was unfortunately received out of date)
* Food distributed to clients last month (November ‘21): 2927.71 Kg
We are open as usual, Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1.30 pm at the Cobham United Church, 38 Stoke Road, Cobham KT11 3BD. We help up to 25 families each week which means 80-100 adults and children.
We’re grateful to Cobham United Church for hosting us and helping us adapt to the ongoing Coronavirus changes. We continue to adhere to the rules (mask wearing, handwashing/sanitising and social distancing). We try to operate as safely as we possibly can but with compassion and understanding for every client coming to our door. The same applies to those clients who are unable to come to us due to illness or an emergency, in which case, we deliver food packages to their homes to make sure they are looked after.
We have a great team of volunteers in all our departments who get your donations collected, transported, processed in the warehouse and finally brought for distribution at our centre.