Launched in 2000, the Salisbury Foodbank was the first Trussell Trust foodbank in the UK and the Salisbury Catholic Churches have a well-established tradition of promoting their work and generosity of giving.
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.
The Salisbury foodbank provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in Salisbury There are Trussell Trust collection boxes in all of our churches and Holy Redeemer church also responds each month to the Trussell Trust’s requests for items which are in short supply that month.
What should I put in the collection box?
Food items that have a long shelf-life such as dried pasta, tinned meals and fruit, and UHT fruit juices, snacks and biscuits.
You can find out which foodstuffs are currently in short-supply at the Salisbury Foodbank by clicking here.
If you would like to play a more active role in supporting our link with the Trussell Trust, please contact the parish office.