Clay Cross Foodbank is Making a Difference to those going Hungry
13th December 2012
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Clay Cross Foodbank aims to engage with the whole community in order to be able to provide food to local people going hungry.

The foodbank stores food donated by the community, and distributes to people in crisis. It is a simple and unique concept designed to help individuals and families by providing free emergency food for three days (10 balanced meals). 

Clay Cross Foodbank collects food from the public at supermarkets, from churches and through local groups and schools. The food bank asks for donations of non-perishable supplies, such as tinned food and juice cartons, as well as toiletries and nappies.  

It is important to note that any people arriving at the foodbanks without a valid voucher (referral from a local agency) will be referred to an appropriate agency for assessment. This is the preferred way because it uses the expertise of Care Professionals and therefore enables the Foodbank Team to offer a safe non-judgmental place in which to sit and be heard, and to find out about possible areas of help that can be offered in order to break the poverty cycle.

Our foodbanks are open on Tuesday evenings from 7-8pm at St Bartholomew’s, High Street, Clay Cross and Fridays 1-3pm at Community of Christ, Thanet Street, Clay Cross.

We are always looking for volunteers and churches to partner with in local communities.  People can also donate money or volunteer at the food bank while agencies are encouraged to sign up to identify people in crisis.  

Anyone wishing to help in anyway are asked to get in touch with  Andrew Fellows and can either email:

Or telephone: 07899878398


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