Launched in 2000, the Salisbury Foodbank was the first Trussell Trust Foodbank in the UK. Salisbury Catholic Churches, together with other local churches, have a well established tradition of promoting and supporting its work.
Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
Salisbury Foodbank provides a minimum of 3 days’ emergency food and support to people in crisis in Salisbury.
There are Foodbank collection boxes in all our churches.
When are collections for Salisbury Foodbank held in our churches?
Collections are held alternate months throughout the year: January; March; May; July; September; November.
What goes into the collections?
The collection is based on which food items are currently in short supply at the Foodbank. This will be announced through the newsletter and items can be placed in the boxes provided in each church. Volunteers deliver the items to the Foodbank where they are weighed and logged.
If you would like to take a more active role in supporting our link with the Foodbank, please contact the Parish Office [email protected]
More information about Salisbury Foodbank can be found by clicking here: https://salisbury.foodbank.org.uk/