Today in Wellesbourne and the surrounding area there are families struggling to put food on the table. For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill, can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent or eating.
The great news is that the Fosse foodbank can help. It is based at Kineton but has a centre in Wellesbourne and we work in partnership with the Trussell Trust - a national foodbank network.
Foodbanks help individuals and families in crisies , through the provision of carefully selected emergency food supplies as a short-term measure. This allows breathing space at times of great need. Foodbank volunteers also take the time to listen and signpost people to further support. These services help to prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime and mental health problems.
We work with local professional such as Citizens Advice, social workers, health, school and the churches, to name a few. They refer people, with a food voucher, to the foodbank in Wellesbourne based from St Peters Church. A volunteer will then contact the client to arrange the delivery of an emergency food box which will last three days.
Anyone wanting to donate food can drop it off at:
Sainsbury’s, Co-op, St Peters Church, Methodist Church
We welcome donations of any non-perishable foods: Milk (UHT or powdered), Sugar (500g), Fruit Juice (carton), Soup, Pasta Sauces, Sponge Pudding (tinned), Tomatoes (tinned), Cereals, Rice Pudding (tinned), Tea bags/instant coffee, Instant Mash Potato, Rice/Pasta, Tinned Meat/Fish, Tinned Fruit, Jam and Biscuits/Snack Bars.
If you would like to volunteer please contact 07581 297187
If you would like to give a monetary donation to the foodbank please make a cheque payable to St Peter’s Church, Wellesbourne and make a note that it is for foodbank or contact us on the number above to make a cash donation. Such gifts allow us to buy extras such as nappies, toiletries or dog and cat food.
For more information please visit fosse.foodbank.org.uk