Foodbank at St Paul's Church

Who we are
The Foodbank at St Pauls exists to provide local individuals and families who find themselves in financial difficulty by providing them with a food parcel including the basic essentials. Many individuals and families may hit financial hardship due to a number of reasons; by providing food during a time of crisis, some of that pressure can be alleviated, and a helping hand is offered.

What we do
We work with many local partners and agencies who are able to refer their clients to our service by issuing them with one of our vouchers. Each voucher entitles the client to two visits to our foodbank. Each parcel includes the basic essentials for an individual and family and will include items such as: cereal, pasta, tinned vegetables and fruit, as well as household products and toiletries if we have them available. Our foodbank runs every Wednesday morning from 10.00 – 11.30am, alongside our Community Café. Whilst the clients wait for their food parcel to be made up, they can enjoy a cuppa and piece of cake served by our friendly café team. In addition to our foodbank, we also have Debt Advisors available for clients to talk to if they are particularly struggling with debt. This is a confidential service.

How to partner with us
If you are a professional working in the local area and would like to signpost your clients to the foodbank, then please contact the foodbank team who will talk you through how we operate and provide you with a supply of our vouchers. We are keen to work in collaboration with other agencies as we seek to support those who find themselves in financial hardship, and help signpost them to further help and support if needed.

How to receive help
If you find yourself in need and could benefit from receiving a food parcel, please speak to someone who is involved in your situation such as a Health Visitor, Social Worker, Work Coach or Housing Officer. If this is not possible, then please call the Foodbank to find out more about how you can be referred to our services.

Get involved
A key value of ours is that we seek to work in partnership with the local community, and that by working together, we can really make a difference to local residents. All donations come from local individuals, schools, business and churches - the foodbank would not be able to meet the high demand for food parcels without this invaluable support. If you would like to donate to the foodbank, listed below are the items needed:

Milk (UHT/powdered)

Breakfast Cereal

Jars of Pasta Sauces

Pasta & Rice

Baked Beans

Tinned Pulses

Packets or Tins of Soup

Tinned Fruit

Tinned Puddings (sponges, custard, rice pudding, angel delight)

Cereal & porridge

Biscuits and Chocolate

Tinned Fish & Meat

Tinned Vegetables

Fruit juice (long life)

Tea, coffee & sugar

Baby formula milk, baby wipes & nappies

Toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, sanitary towels, toothpaste & tootbrushes)

Washing powder

The church is open every Wednesday morning to receive donations (9.30-11.30am).

For more information - please contact or call 020 8707 4092.

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Come to our Sunday Communion service at 9.15am every week. All welcome!

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Get in touch

If you'd like to talk to someone from the church, please phone our Parish Office:  020 8707 4092 or send us an email.

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