Food banks

On this page you will find details of the local foodbanks and information on donating to foodbanks.     

Walton & Hersham Foodbank

Tel: 0203 328 0243 / 07884 046665
Temporarily closing distribution centres due to Coronavirus. Those in need of food will need to contact their referral agency for alternative arrangements. Referring agencies are collecting the food by appointment before distributing it directly to their own clients. Any exceptional cases will be dealt with as they arise. See the Walton & Hersham Foodbank website for more information.

East Elmbridge Foodbank

Tel: 07908 777475 and info@eastelmbridge.foodbank.org.uk
Operating a full doorstep delivery service to all foodbank clients (i.e. those with no money to buy food only). The Esher and West Molesey Foodbank centres are now closed until further notice. Please contact a referring agency (e.g. Citizens Advice, Home School Link Worker, local Church, etc.) for a referral which will be done by email. See the East Elmbridge Foodbank website for more information.

Cobham Foodbank

Tel: 01932 450282   

Covering Cobham, Oxshott, Stoke D’Abernon, Downside, Effingham and the Horsleys. Distribution centre (United Church) remains open to the public, opening on Tuesdays from 12pm – 1.30pm. However, Government guidelines surrounding social distancing are implemented for those visiting the site. Discretionary delivery will only be made available for vulnerable individuals. Please check the Cobham Foodbank website for help and all relevant updates.

Runnymede Foodbank (Servicing Weybridge)

Tel: 01932 838 383
During the Covid-19 response, Runnymede Council, working in partnership with the Runnymede Foodbank, are taking all calls for Runnymede and Weybridge Foodbank requests.

Operating a full doorstep delivery service to all foodbank clients (i.e. those in financial distress with no money to buy food). Please note the Runnymede and Weybridge distribution centres are currently closed until further notice and all requests for Foodbank support are handled by Runnymede Council who will be able to make a referral on your behalf. See the Runnymede Foodbank website for supermarkets which are still collecting food donations on their behalf.

Donating to foodbanks

There are a number of ways you can support your local foodbank during the coronavirus pandemic:

  • If you would like to donate food, please check the website of your local foodbank for details of their most needed food items and for locations of their food donation points.

  • Foodbanks welcome assistance in the form of financial donations, which can either be made through the individual food banks or by visiting Surrey Information Point for details of local food banks.

  • A financial donation can also be made to the Trussell Trust, who look after more than 1,200 food bank centres across the UK. They provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis.

 

For more information, please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

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