Foodbanks offer emergency support to residents who are in food crisis. Your local Foodbank can provide a food parcel to cover 3 days’ worth of food.
All Elmbridge Foodbanks operate on a referral basis in partnership with local agencies, such as Citizens Advice, family centres, health visitors, housing support officers and adult social care. These agencies will require personal information such as name, address, household size and reason for referral. They will then be able to issue you with a food voucher or e-code which can be redeemed at your local Foodbank.
Please note that each referral is for one food parcel only, and if further food is required, subsequent referrals must be made.
For residents who are clinically vulnerable and previously in receipt of government food parcels, your Foodbank can provide an Elmbridge Emergency Food Parcel for up to four weeks. Please ring 01372 474 900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a parcel, do not phone the Foodbank directly.
Walton & Hersham Foodbank
- St Peters Church, 1 Burwood Road, Hersham, KT12 4AA: open Wednesdays 10-11am.
- St Johns Church, The Furrows, Walton on Thames, KT12 3JQ: open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10-11am.
Tel: 0203 328 0243 / 07884 046 665
Distribution centres are open and able to provide food parcels to residents who have been supplied with a voucher. See the Walton & Hersham Foodbank website for more information.
East Elmbridge Foodbank
Distribution Centre: Currently closed. Doorstep delivery service in place.
Tel: 07908 777 475
Operating a full doorstep delivery service to all foodbank clients (i.e. those with no money to buy food only). 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.
Donations to the East Elmbridge Foodbank
All donations to the Local Giving page will be match funded up to £75 until 10.00am on Tuesday 3 November. After 10.00am on 3 November donations will be matched up to £5,000 until 9 Nov (or until the fund runs out). A Christmas appeal has been set up to take advantage of the match funding.
Donations to the normal Just Giving page also qualify for the top up.
The funding is provided by 'Local Giving' through the Government’s Community Match challenge.
Distribution Centre: Cobham United Church, 38 Stoke Road, Cobham, KT11 3BD: open Tuesdays 12 noon-1.30pm
Tel: 01932 450 282
Covering Cobham, Oxshott, Stoke D’Abernon, Downside. Government guidelines surrounding social distancing are implemented for those visiting the site. One week's supply of food is provided. Discretionary delivery of up to two week’s food is available only for vulnerable individuals. Please check the Cobham Foodbank website for further information.
Runnymede Foodbank (servicing Weybridge)
Distribution Centre: St James Church, 27 Church Street, Weybridge, KT13 8DF: open Thursdays 1-3pm
Tel: 01932 838 383
Operating a full doorstep delivery service to all foodbank clients (i.e. those in financial distress with no money to buy food). See the Runnymede Foodbank website for further information and a list of supermarkets which are collection donations for the Foodbank.
Donating to foodbanks
There are a number of ways you can support your local foodbank during the coronavirus pandemic:
For more information on Council services, please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.
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.