Donate to your local foodbank

You can now donate to your local foodbank

at St John’s Church Donisthorpe which is open every day

13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.

Rising food and fuel prices, static incomes, underemployment and changes to benefits are some of the reasons why increasing numbers are being referred to foodbanks for emergency food

Why do people need emergency food?

Today people across the UK will struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown and paying for the additional costs of heating during winter are just some of the reasons why people go hungry. 

What is needed?

Milk (UHT or powdered)                       Sugar (500g)                       Fruit juice (carton)

Soup                                                 Pasta sauces                     Sponge pudding (tinned) 

 Tomatoes (tinned)                             Cereals                               Rice pudding (tinned)

 Tea Bags/instant coffee                     Instant mash potato              Rice/pasta

 Tinned meat/fish                               Tinned fruit                          Jam

Biscuits or snack bar

Toiletries:  shampoo

Can you help? Could you buy one extra item with your weekly shop and donate it to the Foodbank? Simply leave in the box provided at the back of St John's Church. All donated goods will then go to the Ashby foodbank which supports people in need in Ashby and across the area.