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Emergency food support for families & individuals in the local area

About


Haslemere Food Bank is an independent Trust providing food support to families and individuals in need in Haslemere and the surrounding area. The Food Bank collects donations of food and toiletries from the local community and prepares food packs for those referred to it by agencies actively supporting people in food poverty. It is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers and dependent on the local community for support. Access to the Food Bank is by referral only. It is important to us that other agencies and voluntary groups are also caring for those who come to the Food Bank. Once someone has been referred to the Food Bank and has been given a referral form, there is no further assessment when they come to the Food Bank to collect. Anyone who is in need of food support should therefore seek out one of the food bank's referral agencies (it is often a person or place which is already known to them) and ask to be referred. If people know of someone who they feel would benefit from a referral, they should encourage them to seek a referral agency. For more information, contact the Food Bank directly, preferably by email: haslemerefoodbank@gmail.com. It is hoped that the referral agency will be able to offer specific help towards resolving other issues.

Help Needed


The Food Bank collects ‘dry foods’ (tins, packets, jars, bottles, etc) and toiletries through their various collection points. If donating, please avoid large packs or tins. Whilst large amounts are very generous to donate, if in large packets or tins, they are too large for the packs we provide and too heavy for people to carry away. We do not open or split containers. From these donations, food packs are prepared for distribution to families and individuals in need of food support who are referred to us by a variety of agencies. Food packs are designed to provide either a family or a single person with emergency supplies to sustain them for three days. The Food Bank tries to respond to the need for vegetarian, free-from, etc, items but can only hand out the donations received. People need to take responsibility to check that everything in their pack is suitable for them. The Food Bank does not assess the needs of those who come for support but relies on those agencies which refer people to it. The Food Bank also has a Facebook page which is regularly updated with items in most need. If you would prefer to make a cash donation please use the The Food Bank Just Giving page. Cash donations are used to buy any dry foods out of stock.

Haslemere Food Bank

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