Banbury Food Bank is an initiative run by Christians in Banbury with The Peoples Church taking the lead under the charity Trussell Trust.
The Food Bank gives emergency food and support to people in crisis. Food is donated by schools, churches, businesses and individuals who donate non-perishable, in-date food.
Volunteers at the warehouse sort food to check that it’s in date and then deliver it to the distribution centres ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, schools, social workers, and the CAB, identify people in need and issue them with a food bank voucher.
Food Bank clients bring their vouchers to one of four Food Bank centres where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food.
Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or coffee and are able to signpost people to other agencies able to help solve their longer term problems. Clients are also offered prayer.
The four centres are are open between 10.00am and 12.00pm:
St Joseph s Church – Monday
The People's Church – Tuesday and Friday
West Street Methodist Church – Wednesday
St Francis Church – Thursday
If you would like to donate food (or toiletries and house cleaning products which are offered free to clients) you can do so through Banbury Community Church members, Peter Goode or Helen Madeiros.