Hart Foodbank at St Barnabas Church

hart foodbankA new satellite of Hart Foodbank is now open at St Barnabas Church, Darby Green. This Foodbank is run by the churches in Eversley, Yateley, and Darby Green. As part of the Trussell Trust Christian charity, we aim to demonstrate God’s love for all in a practical and tangible way.

What is a Foodbank?

The foodbank is designed to provide food in a crisis and is not an ongoing source of help. Foodbank volunteers can direct the clients towards more permanent solutions through the benefit system, organise debt counselling when appropriate and perhaps personal counselling.

Food is donated by individuals, church groups and food collection days at supporting supermarkets. For details of what/how to donate, please call the number below.

How the System Works

People in crisis can ask for a RED VOUCHER from agencies, such as Social Services, Citizen’s Advice, Lions Community Store, Children’s centres, GP Surgeries etc. They will assess the client’s needs and give the voucher to exchange for food. The person then presents the voucher at the Foodbank where food is supplied for each family member, sufficient for 3 days. The food is non-perishable for easy storage and is nutritionally balanced.

Whatever the reason for the crisis, we offer non-judgemental support, a listening ear and perhaps a prayer if that is wanted.

Foodbank Opening Times

Mondays and Thursdays
1:30pm - 3pm

How Can I Help

To best help us keep our store stocked evenly, please bring an item from the list below to St Barnabas Church and placing it in the collection bin in the foyer.

Please note the priority of items listed below.

High Priority
Likely to run out of stock within 2 weeks if not replenished

  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Pasta sauce
  • Rice pudding
  • Sponge pudding
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fish
  • Long-life fruit juice
  • Toiletries (especially toothbrushes and toothpaste)

Items Stored

  • UHT Milk
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, toilet rolls)
  • Select Household Items (small washing up liquid and small washing powder/liquid)
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Instant Mashed Potato
  • Instant Coffee
  • Fruit Juice (longlife)
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Fish (e.g. Tuna)
  • Rice
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Biscuits / Snack Bars
  • Pasta
  • Baked Beans
  • Soup
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tea Bags
  • Tinned Meat
  • Jam / Marmalade
  • Cereals
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Sponge Pudding (tinned or long life tubs)
  • Sugar (Granulated: 500g or 1kg bags)