CRANLEIGH FOOD BANK - HOW DOES IT WORK?
GETTING A FOOD VOUCHER - HOW DOES IT WORK?
Get in touch with any of the agencies below in order to obtain a food voucher. It is with regret that we are unable to fulfil requests that have been self-referred – please ensure you have a voucher in hand prior to Friday mornings:
Citizens Advice Bureau, Cranleigh
Bramley Infant School
Ewhurst Infant School
Park Mead Primary School
St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School
Wonersh and Shamley Green Primary School
Medical Practice via the health visitor of the GP
Please contact us if your agency is not listed and would be able to distribute food vouchers for those in crisis in the Cranleigh area
Let us know you have a voucher, by email - firstname.lastname@example.org - by Thursday afternoon prior to the Friday session you wish to collect from, along with the information regarding your family size and special needs.
Collect your food parcels from the rear entrance of the Baptist Church in St James’s Place, between 10:00 am and 11 am on Fridays.
Please note that we will no longer be delivering parcels.
Stay for a chat and a cuppa; have a browse of our "self serve" table where they may be some fresh food available each week, depending on donations.
GETTING A FOOD PARCEL - 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 or at One Stop Shop, in the collection point at the front of the store.
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 .