In the Community

Hosted by Cranleigh Baptist Church every Fridays.

By the Community

Cranleigh Food Bank is managed and organised by members of the local Churches in Cranleigh with volunteers from across the local community.  Staff from outside agencies are often on hand to offer information and guidance and in emergency circumstances, food vouchers may be arranged during the session.

The Steering Committee, overseeing the management of the Food Bank:

Rosslyn Doney - Chair

Stella Halloran - Treasurer

Ian Russell - Volunteers Coordinator

Bianca Benntt-Britton - Stock and Supplies Coordinator

Roxanne Schumacher - Statistics and Media Coordinator

For the Community

No one need to go hungry - for people on low income, a sudden crisis: redundancy, benefit delay, debt, delayed wages or sickness can mean going without food. 

We provide food parcels of non perishable items lasting a minimum of 3 days; a typical food parcel contains cereals, soups, baked beans, tinned tomatoes /potatoes / vegetables / fruits / meat and tinned fish, puddings, biscuits, pasta, rice,

tea or coffee, fruit juice, milk and sugar. We also provide toiletries and baby essentials when needed.

We endeavour to assist in any way possible by signposting people to agencies able to solve longer-term problems or by setting up, when possible, any other forms of help or guidance as appropriate.

We also run a Drop-in Cafe, open to anyone in the community, offering free tea, coffee, cakes as well as a friendly face and a listening ear. 


A BIG THANK YOU you to all of you who participated in our Christmas Hamper Appeal. Christmas has always been a busy time for us but this year has topped them all! Your generosity meant we have collected, sorted and distributed over 200 dry food hampers containing incredible goodies donated by you and 78 fresh Christmas dinner hampers. A tremendous feat in normal times but with present safety measures a minor miracle. Again, this has been due to our most amazing volunteers who have given so much time and energy and the tremendous support of the community!