Stoneleigh Baptist
Stoneleigh Baptist Church

sowing seeds of hope in the community

Food Bank

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With the increasing number of people who find themselves needing basic grocery supplies the foodbank initiative is an exciting opportunity to serve people.

Epsom and Ewell Churches opened a food bank towards the end of 2012 and in the ensuing 12 months they fed 1679 people (948 adults and 731 children), prayed for 90% of them, issued 662 vouchers (401 via Epsom CAB, their biggest distributor), opened three distribution centres, trained over 135 volunteers, collected over 26 tonnes of food, worked with over 65 local agencies, talked with 1,000's of people about the work and raised enough money to survive!

Now, they report they have fed an amazing 6,000+ people since they first opened and last year distributed 33 tonnes of food.

In September a new six-week course is being launched, Eat Well Spend Less, a Trussell-created course designed for people on low incomes to learn basic cooking and budgeting skills.

foodbank logoThey are always looking for volunteers and food donations. Please look at the information available in the atrium and on the websites or if you would like to know more.

Their 2013 newsletter is available here to download.

You can also watch a video about the work of the food bank on YouTube.

What to bring - our 'wanted list' of long life, in date food is as follows:

  • UHT Juice, UHT Milk
  • Treats - for adults and children
  • Shampoo, deodorant
  • Shaving foam, toothpaste
  • Shower gel
  • Toiletries for babies
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Cereal, all sizes (not porridge)
  • Tinned vegetables (not sweetcorn)
  • Tinned pulses
  • Tinned or long life sponge puddings
  • Ketchup, brown sauce
  • Jam, peanut butter
  • Pet food
  • Washing tablets or capsules
  • Liquid detergent (small bottles)
  • Rice (250g / 500g/ 1kg)

In the run-up to Christmas we would appreciate some contibutions of Christmas treats such as biscuit selections, chocolates and sweets in addition to the usual items. We are also currently (November 2015) short of the following:

  • Tinned Sponge puddings
  • Laundry washing tablets


Many thanks for your support

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