Epsom & Ewell Foodbank– #ChristmasAppeal @EpsomFoodbank
6th November 2020
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When you do your shopping this week please keep in mind the Foodbank  helping people in times of crisis

The Foodbank provides local people with necessities, not luxuries. It allows people to collect the necessities they need to live.

We are slowly sorting through the incredible amount of food that was donated via the many Harvest Festivals. We thank you all for your kindness and generosity. 

However, never ones for sitting still or taking a break ,it is now time to let you know about our Christmas Appeal. 

Each client will receive a Christmas box in the lead up to the festivities. The box will contain seasonal food , a voucher for fresh meat , an energy top up voucher, possibly gift vouchers for shops selling a variety of goods, gifts for each member of the family. The gifts will be wrapped for the adults but unwrapped for the children as this will enable the parents to be involved in organising their own Christmas. 

To ensure that we are not overwhelmed with too many presents etc etc, this element has been specifically allocated to various schools in our locality.

It's here! Details of this year's appeal are below. Please only donate items from the following list. WE CAN'T TAKE ANY OTHER ITEMS at the moment due to an overwhelming response from Harvest.

Please make sure your donations are sealed, in date and do not contain alcohol.

No reverse advent boxes please, as we pack all of our clients' boxes individually.

Cut off date is 11 December to give us time to sort and pack your donations.

Items we would like are:

Boxes of biscuits

Tubs/boxes of chocolates

Small/medium Christmas puddings (alcohol-free)

Mince pies (alcohol free)

Yule logs/chocolate swiss rolls

Savoury snacks (twiglets, cheeselets, crisps)

Mixed fruit and nuts

Small boxes of shortbread

Sweets/biscuits for our older/single clients

Gravy granules

Hot chocolate


Schloer/other non-alcoholic fizz

Christmas napkins

Disposable table cloths

New tea towels

Wrapping paper

Gift tags


Thank you, as always for all of your support


Please either donate at the usual supermarket points, or bring donations to our car park at Generation Resource Centre, Ruxley Lane, Ewell KT19 0JG, Monday - Friday 9-3pm (close early at 2pm on Thursdays).

Please avoid 8.30am to 9am and 2.45pm to 3.15pm. It may be busy outside those times so please drive carefully.


The majority of supermarkets still have collection bins which we empty on a regular basis. Alternatively food can be dropped off at our warehouse in Ruxley,Lane Ewell. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm for dropping donations , except Thursday when last time for donations is 2pm. Please note that we do not open on Bank Holidays.

Please note that the office is not open every day and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Admin Team Epsom & Ewell Foodbank

Email - foodbank@generation.org.uk

Phone - 0208 786 8221

Please note that the office is not open every day and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Leeds Building Society, 13 High Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8DA

Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5AQ

Budgens, 65 The Broadway Stoneleigh, Epsom KT17 2HP

Sainsbury’s, Kiln Lane, Epsom, KT17 1EQ

Sainsbury’s parking garage, Leatherhead

Tesco, Oxshott Road, Leatherhead, KT22 0EF

Asda – Burgh Heath

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