Hereford Diocese's Food Banks provide bags of food to those in urgent need and there is a network of Food Banks and Community Larders across the Diocese at Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bosbury, Bromyard, Kington, Tenbury Wells, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Cleobury Mortimer, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Bishops Castle and Telford.
Every week Emergency Food Parcels are being supplied to individuals and families who are in serious and sudden hardship. During this current covid-19 pandemic there is greater demand for provisions from foodbanks and so donations either of food or monetary are needed. For information on individual foodbanks please see below:
Due to a 3 fold increase in demand Hereford Foodbank has closed their premises on Monkmoor Street for donations, only allowing access by volunteers to prepare the food parcels. However, there are a number of collection points around the city centre for the donation of food items including the following:
- Kindle centre next to Asda - drop off donations every Tuesday 10am-1pm until May
- Tesco (on Bewlell Street)
- All coop stores
- Santander Bank in the city centre
It is also possible to make a financial donation via their website: https://herefordfoodbank.co.uk/make-a-donation
And their facebook page, specifying Hereford Foodbank UK when searching.
They are regularly updating their website with current advice/information. The contact for the Hereford Food Bank is Manager, Jacqueline Alsop. For further information call 01432 352674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bromyard Foodbank and Money Advice Centre:
Foodbank phone number: 07942 672077
Money Advice Centre: 07434 669103
For information on how to access help with food provision or money advice within the Bromyard area click on the link below:
Ross Community Larder:
For more information click on link below:
Or contact via their facebook page "Friends of Ross Community Larder".
Church Stretton Foodbank:
Cleobury Mortimer Foodbank:
Bishops Castle Foodbank:
For information on Bishops Castle Foodbank contact Andy Stelman on 07773 006413
For information on Tenbury Foodbank contact Mark Inglis, Team Vicar on 01584 819849 or 07456 651795
For those parts of the Diocese which are within the Telford and Wrekin Council area there is a foodbank situated in central Telford which can offer support. See https://telfordcrisissupport.org.uk/about/telford-foodbank
The following website also gives some useful information and advice on 'Help with Food':