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Foodbank information

During the current emergency there have been some necessary changes to the way most foodbanks are operating to keep people safe. Here is a summary of the information on the EBC website at:

https://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/foodbanks/

Walton & Hersham Foodbank

Tel: 0203 328 0243 / 07884 046665 

Referring agencies, e.g. Citizens Advice, Home School Link Worker, local Church, etc. will provide a referral by email and there is a full doorstep delivery service from volunteers. See the Walton & Hersham Foodbank website for more information.

East Elmbridge Foodbank

Tel: 07908 777475 and info@eastelmbridge.foodbank.org.uk 

The Esher and West Molesey Foodbank centres are now closed until further notice. Please contact a referring agency (see above) for an emailed referral. See the East Elmbridge Foodbank website for more information.

Cobham Foodbank

Tel: 01932 450282 

Operating as normal. Distribution centre (United Church) remains open to the public, however Government guidelines surrounding social distancing are implemented for those visiting the site. Discretionary delivery will only be made available for vulnerable individuals. Please check the Cobham Foodbank website for all relevant updates.

Runnymede & Weybridge Foodbank

Tel: 01932 838 383 

Runnymede Borough Council are taking all calls for residents in the Weybridge area. They are operating a full doorstep delivery service to all foodbank clients. See the Runnymede Foodbank website 

Foodbank Donations

Many supermarkets have donation points for long life foodstuffs. 

Runnymede & Weybridge have details here: where to donate food

East Elmbridge foodbank has a number of collection points where you can donate food across Hinchley Wood, Thames Ditton, Long Ditton and Weston Green. These are at people’s houses so look out for the signs. Locations are:

Southwood Gardens covers top end of Claygate Lane, Manor Drive, Claygate Lane school end, Couchmore Ave, Aragon Ave covers Summer Rd, Avondale Ave, Hillcrest covers Hinchley Drive and Hinchley Close, Eastmont, Greenways x 2, Harefield, Manor Road South, Medina Ave covers Heathside and Harefield, Lower Green Rd, Manor Road North, Lynwood Rd, Thorkhill, Angel Road, Speer Rd

Foodbanks welcome assistance in the form of financial donations so that they can buy essential items such as nappies and sanitary products which are not normally donated. Donations can either be made through the individual food banks or by visiting Surrey Information Point for details of local food banks. For Weybridge, a new donations page has been set up: Weybridge donations

Alternatively, a financial donation can be made to the Trussell Trust, who look after more than 1,200 food bank centres across the UK.  They provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis.

  • Make a one-off donation to the Trussell Trust;  or
  • Text TRUSSELL then your amount (eg TRUSSELL 5 for a £5 donation) to 70085