Food Delivery Service To Foodbank Clients
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.
Areas Covered By East Elmbridge Foodbank
Includes Esher, Claygate, Thames Ditton, Hinchley Wood, East & West Molesey.
Recent News: New Videos
The new videos, which shows the work being done to support those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been well received.
Please take a look below – you have the choice of the short video or a longer version
East Elmbridge Food Bank during the COVID-19 Crisis - Short Video
Emergency Food For People In Crisis
DUE TO ISOLATION AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS CAUSED BY COVID-19, THE NEED IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE.
How a foodbank works:
- Food is donated
- Food is sorted and stored
- Frontline professionals identify people in need
- Clients receive food
- Clients are signposted to further support
Your gifts of time, funds or food can help stop local people going hungry. We could not do it without you.
- Donate money
- One-off gifts
- Give food
- Become a sponsor or partner
We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food can make a real difference.
Fundraising For The Foodbank
Many people who wish to donate can not now leave their homes or visit our food donation points, so please use our Local Giving page to make donations.
We will use the money to purchase vital food supplies for people in need.
Donate Here: Official Online Foodbank Donations
Payment By Cheque
You can send a cheque to;
East Elmbridge Foodbank, c/o Esher Green Baptist Church, 6, Park Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8NP.
Alternatively, you can make a bank transfer to East Elmbridge Foodbank. Please contact us for our bank account details.
Giving by standing order helps us to plan ahead, making sure that we are always here to help people in crisis.
Download a standing order form and gift aid form from the foodbank website:
Donating Food For East Elmbridge Foodbank
Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.
Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.
Our shopping list on the right of our website donations page shows the food items that we need right now.
If you are happy to drop off food donations, pleasebelow for our food collection point locations:
Tesco West Molesey
Hurst Park, Hurst Road, West Molesey, Surrey KT8 1SE
Times: 08.00 – 22.00
Location of donation point: Front of store near entrance
105, High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9QE
Times: 08.00- 21.00
Location o fdonation point: In front of the lifts
We rely on donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. If you are planning to make a major food donation, please contact us first as we have very limited storage.
Occasionally we send food to other foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.
Please note that all food donated to us should be in date.
Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.
Volunteering To Help East Elmbridge Foodbank
COVID-19 HAS RAISED THE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS, CAN YOU HELP?
There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer – you could help us with food sorting and packing, collections, deliveries, fundraising or promoting the foodbank to the local community.
If you have some time to give and are willing to help, please get in touch.
How To Get Help
IMPORTANT NOTICE: DURING THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS WE ARE TEMPORARILY CHANGING THE WAY WE DISTRIBUTE FOOD
Our foodbank centres are currently CLOSED and we are operating a food box delivery service for all our clients until further notice.
If you have no money to buy food please try to contact one of the following organisations to ask for a referral to the foodbank:
01372 464770 (10.30-3.30 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 1.00-3.30 Weds)
or email via their website www.eshercab.org.uk
click on Contact Us and complete the online form.
If you have a school aged child
Please contact your child’s school or Home School Link Worker who will be able to help you.
If you are in touch with any other agency or support network eg. church, local charity, support worker, etc please ask them to refer you.
If you are unable to get a referral please email email@example.com or phone us on 07908 777475.
The phone is manned seven days a week and checked for messages twice a day so if we do not answer immediately please leave us a brief message and we will get right back to you.
How A Foodbank Works - Sourcing & Storing Food
FOOD IS DONATED
All food given out is donated, whether by schools, churches, businesses, individuals, or through supermarket collections.
Such collections engage the public at supermarkets where they are met by volunteers who offer shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop. This food is then collected at the checkout before being taken to the foodbank warehouse.
FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED
At the warehouse, food is sorted by volunteers according to type and ‘best before date’. They also check it is undamaged (and that it can be used in a food parcel) and pack it into boxes and store it, ready for use. Food is then taken to foodbank centres, where it is made up into food parcels for clients.
How A Foodbank Works - Helping Clients
FRONTLINE PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED.
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, amongst others, identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD.
Clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. Food parcels have been designed by dieticians to provide recipients with nutritionally balanced food.
Some foodbanks also run a delivery service, which takes emergency foodboxes to clients living in rural areas and those who cannot get to a foodbank.
CLIENTS ARE SIGNPOSTED TO FURTHER SUPPORT.
Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies who can help resolve the longer-term problem. As foodbanks are an emergency food-provision service, it is important to get clients in touch with organisations who can help them address the underlying problem.
What's In A Food Parcel?
Our foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.
The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least three days worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.
A TYPICAL FOOD PARCEL INCLUDES:
- Breakfast cereals
- Long life milk
- Pasta sauce
- Tinned beans
- Tinned meat
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- Long life fruit juice
- Tea or coffee
We also offer ‘extras’ such as toiletries, cleaning products, pet food and feminine hygiene products.
Our foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian.
When you arrive at the foodbank centre, a volunteer will chat to you about an special dietary requirements you may have.
Become A Sponsor Or Partner
IF YOU ARE A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT SHARES OUR BELIEF THAT NO-ONE SHOULD GO HUNGRY IN OUR LOCAL AREA, WE’D LOVE YOU TO HEAR FROM YOU.
There are many ways to get involved, from volunteering as a team building activity to sharing your expertise.
To find out more about getting involved please contact us.