Waterloo Foodbank Thank You

Thank you to the very many people who have generously supported the Foodbank after our Appeal at the beginning of summer holidays.

We have delivered over 60kg of food and received financial donations which have helped keep stocks replenished. Food donations can be left with the Cathedral shop, to whom we are very grateful for making storage space available. 

If anyone would like more information or to give a cash donation please contact Marion Marples by email

Waterloo Foodbank exisits for people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay, illness or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent or eating.

Since our launch at the end of 2011 we’ve given away over 90 tonnes of food to over 11,000 people in need, including over 4,000 local children.

We are part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network, and together we provide food to thousands of people nationwide every year. The Foodbank is hosted at Oasis Playspace, Chapter 1 and St George the Martyr on behalf of South Bank Churches.

We work with local frontline care professionals, such as schools, charities, housing associations, GPs, health visitors and churches, to identify those in need. They distribute vouchers that the client then exchanges for food. When clients arrive at the Foodbank, we offer them the chance to meet with a volunteer, so they can be signposted to organisations able to help combat the longer-term problems.

All food we give out is donated from our local community, and the Waterloo Foodbank offers an opportunity for the community to contribute to, and support those less fortunate, in a simple and practical way.

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