Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank
Help us to feed the hungry
The Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank, an ecumenical Christian charity, has been set up for the distribution of food parcels to the needy in the area.
The recession, rising prices and changes to the benefits system has meant more and more people are struggling to put food on the table. Most of the those who come to foodbanks are not homeless. They are people who have hit hard times, who've been made redundant, become ill or are experiencing benefit delay.
Foodbanks provide emergency food supplies for three days, in exchange for vouchers, obtained from front-line care professionals, such as health visitors, social workers, church and community workers. All the food provided is donated by the public, schools, churches, firms, supermarkets and catering firms.
The Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank is one of 480 foodbanks in the UK working in partnership with The Trussell Trust, a Christian-based charity.
The foodbank was opened in October 2012.
We know there is a definite need for a foodbank serving Long Eaton and Sawley, because foodbanks operating in Beeston and Ilkeston have been supplying clients from this area.
The number of hungry families forced to beg for food handouts has doubled to almost 130,000 in a year. The Trussell Trust issued 128,697 emergency food handouts in the 12 months to April, up from 61,468 the previous year and just 26,000 four years ago when the credit crunch struck.
Volunteers are needed to work in the foodbank centre at Christ Church Methodist Church on Derby Road, Long Eaton, help with supermarket food donation collections, driving a van or organising tasks. You can volunteer for anything from a few hours at an event to a few hours a week. If you have a specific skill you can offer we'd like to hear from you.
It is shocking that there is such a great need for foodbanks in 21st century Britain, but the need is growing and that’s why we need your help.
The foodbank is collecting non-perishable food items. Your gift of tinned or dried food (within sell-by date and in good condition) will get those in need over the worst. They can include:
*Milk (UHT or powdered) *Cereals *Fruit juice (carton) *Rice / pasta *Pasta sauces *Sugar (500g) *Soup *Sponge pudding (tinned) *Tomatoes (tinned) *Rice pudding (tinned) *Instant mash potato *Instant coffee *Tea bags *Tinned meat / fish *Tinned fruit *Jam *Biscuits or snack bars
To be eligible for assistance you will need to present a food voucher (available from social workers, health workers, probation officers, and church pastoral workers), plus ID and proof of residency (utility bill or rent receipt).
Foodbank Centre Locations
Long Eaton: Christ Church, Derby Road (Corner of College Street), Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire.
Opening hours Tuesday & Friday 10.00am - 12.00 midday.
Sawley: 165 Wilmot Street, Sawley, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
Opening hours Saturday 9.00am - 11.00am
Contact the Long Eaton and Sawley Foodbank by telephone on: 0795 054 7671, or e-mail us at:
Registered Charity Number 1152886 (Registered in England & Wales)
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