Letchworth Food Bank

Letchworth Foodbank opened in 2012. It operates in 3 locations – Letchworth, Baldock and Hitchin.

“We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.”

Christmas 2020 Requirements Appeal 

Harvest Festival Appeal 2020

September 2020 Food urgently required

Foodbank Newsletter July 2020

Foodbank Update May 2020

 

It works with a range of local agencies such as local churches,   Citizens Advice, health services, social services, and childrens’ centres  (to name but a few) who can refer individuals or families to the foodbank who can receive help normally via a foodbank voucher system.

While its main focus is to ensure no-one goes hungry and will provide an emergency food parcel for 3 days, the Foodbank volunteers are available to help with practical advice and knowledge about local services.

The Foodbank relies on the goodwill and support from the community for:

  • Donations of food – according to the Trussell Trust, 90% of food distributed through the Foodbank network is donated by the public.  Donation locations are available through this link.
  • Volunteers both at the Warehouse and in the Foodbank locations