We would welcome monetary donations towards our brand new Christmas appeal. The Christmas fundraising appeal will enable us to give each of our guests a supermarket gift voucher alongside their food parcel at Christmas (instead of passing on toys this year). We hope this will be a very dignifying little extra for people, being able to choose a gift for their child, or buy a fresh turkey for Christmas lunch!
Wandsworth Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis. In our first two years we’ve fed nearly 6,000 people, 40% of whom were children.
Each person is referred in crisis to us by one of 185 frontline care professionals registered with us: local teachers, GPs, hospitals, social services, children’s centres, probation service, Wandsworth Council, Christians Against Poverty, and advice agencies like Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Age UK.
We offer a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced food, as well as a warm welcome, hot drinks and snacks, a listening ear and signposting support to help people resolve the crisis that has left them facing hunger. It can make a real difference, as this letters from guests show.
We speak up about issues of poverty and injustice that trigger local people needing to be referred to the Foodbank. You can find out more in our annual, local Food Poverty Report.
Wandsworth Foodbank is open seven days a week in locations in or near the areas of highest deprivation in the Borough, to make it as easy as possible for people to get the help they need. You can see where and when we’re open here.
St Mark’s hosts Foodbank sessions on Tuesdays 12.30-2.30pm and Fridays at 10am-12pm – so let us know if you’d like join our brilliant volunteer team or if you’d just like to pop along to see what happens.
You can offer vital help to local people facing hunger by donating food, volunteering, giving towards our running costs and signing up for our email newsletter to help you pray.