Providing Food Parcels:
How does it work?
Non perishable food is donated by the churches, schools and local community and can be deposited at the Coop, in the trolley identified “Cranleigh Food Bank” or at Sainsbury's, in the orange box at the front of the tills.
Volunteers sort and pack the food into food parcel.
Front line professionals such as doctors, social workers, schools, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, etc. give food bank vouchers to people in crisis.
Food bank vouchers are exchanged for 3 days worth of non-perishable food, according to the size of the family in need, at the food bank. An allocation of 6 food parcels can be given in a 12 month period.
Volunteers at the food bank take time to listen over a cup of tea and signpost clients to further professional support in order to resolve the longer-term problem and get them back on their feet .
Organisations who can allocate a voucher:
Vouchers are available in local schools through the Home School Link Worker, Cranleigh Medical Practice, Christopher Robin Sure Start Centre, Age Concern (Waverley), Health Visitors, Citizens Advice Bureau (Cranleigh).
A Listening Ear
There is always someone ready to listen or talk through any situation you are experiencing.
We can't promise all the answers but we may be able to help you with advice of where to get appropriate support.
In emergency circumstances, a 3-day emergency food parcel can be organised outside the normal food bank opening hours. Please contact one of the local agencies or organisations distributing vouchers to discuss further.