Food Bank donations & help
Hertford & District food bank
Foodbank have created a specific page for local advice around Hertford. To learn more about the local Hertford & District food bank including donation times and how they work then visit the Foodbank website.
Bishop's Stortford food bank
c/o Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church
34b South Street
Hertfordshire CM23 3AZ
Treasurer: Jim Tatchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07412 941966
How to donate food:
You can donate foods in most local supermarkets after purchasing your weekly shop, there is a box for food donations which is easily accessible. Supermarket collections are one of the main ways that food is donated to help those in crisis - Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose are all working with Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank.
You can also donate directly at Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church where The Food Bank is open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings between 10am and 12:30pm.
We are currently most in need of the following items:-
• Tinned Vegetables
• Tinned Tomatoes
• Pasta and Pasta Sauces
• Jam & Marmalade, Marmite & Honey
• Long Life Fruit Juice
• Long life Milk
• Tea Bags & Coffee
• Tinned Meat & Fish
• Savoury snacks
• Beans, spaghetti and soup
• Long dated cereals
• Any toiletries (particularly shampoo and shower gel)
• Washing up liquid
• Washing liquid or tablets (for washing machines).
How do you get food?
If you are facing a crisis situation and you need food and toiletries but can’t afford to buy them, then the first thing you need to do is to phone one of the agencies below. They will ask you about your situation and then complete a ‘virtual voucher’ for you and email it to us at the Food Bank. If food is available, we will deliver your parcel to your home address. Strict social distancing will be observed.
Some of the agencies to contact in a crisis:
Citizens Advice: 01920 459 944
One YMCA: 01279 838068
Please do not go to the Food Bank for a food parcel as they are unable to deal with enquiries in person due to the coronavirus rules.
Follow them on Facebook (@bsfoodbank) to keep up to date with Food Bank notices, updates, urgent requests etc.