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Hunstanton and District Foodbank - 01485 298011

Opening times Church Rooms, St Edmunds Church: Saturday morning 10.00 to 12.00.

Opening times Mustard Seed, St Edmunds Terrace: Monday morning 10.00 to 12.00 and afternoon 2.00 to 4.00 - Tuesday morning 10.00 to 12.00.

Donations of canned and non-perishable foods are welcome at Barclays Bank and all local churches.

Financial donations are also welcome, details on request.

If you know anybody who is in temporary financial trouble get them to call 01485 298011.

 

How a foodbank works

Food is donated

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.

‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.

Food is sorted and stored

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.

Frontline care professionals identify people in need

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Clients receive food

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
 

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