Wisbech Foodbank

Organisation Details

Where
Wisbech Baptist Church, Hill Street, Wisbech, Cambs, PE13 1BD
Organisation type
Voluntary body

Contact details

Name
Keith Aplin
Position
Chairperson
Tel
07810087274

About this organisation

Food is donated
All food given out is donated, whether by schools, churches, businesses, individuals, or through supermarket collections.

Such collections engage the public at supermarkets where they are met by volunteers who offer shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop. This food is then collected at the checkout before being taken to the foodbank warehouse.

Food is sorted and stored
At the warehouse, food is sorted by volunteers according to type and 'best before date'. They also check it is undamaged (and that it can be used in a food parcel) and pack it into boxes and store it, ready for use. Food is then taken to foodbank centres, where it is made up into food parcels for clients.

Frontline professionals identify people in need
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, amongst others, identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Clients receive food
Clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. Food parcels have been designed by dieticians to provide recipients with nutritionally balanced food.

Clients are signposted to further support
Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies who can help resolve the longer-term problem. As foodbanks are an emergency food-provision service, it is important to get clients in touch with organisations who can help them address the underlying problem.

Get Involved
Please visit our website to find out how you can get involved by donating food or by volunteering.

Who Runs the Wisbech Foodbank?
The Wisbech Food Bank is run in partnership with local churches lead by Wisbech Churches Together. The foodbank network is part of the Trussell Trust, a Christian charity committed to community action against poverty and marginalisation in the UK and Bulgaria.

Website: http://www.wisbech.foodbank.org.uk http://www.wisbech.foodbank.org.uk

Venue details

Address

Wisbech Baptist Church
Hill Street
Wisbech
Cambs
PE13 1BD

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Social care services provided Glossary (opens in new window)

  • Community support
  • Food Parcels

Volunteering

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CRB/DBS checks
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Last Updated: 11 August 2015

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