The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of food banks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Fourteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year 1,9 million three-day emergency food supplies were distributed to people in crisis.
Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together to eliminate hunger in our local area. It was set up in October 2011 by Elim Church, Wimbledon to serve the community of the London Borough of Merton. Everyone is welcome. Our clients and volunteers come from all faiths, and none.
We are open six days a week at locations across the borough. See the Locations page for days, times and places.
We’re unable to receive fresh food but we have storage facilities to handle as much canned and dried food as you can provide. Our donations come from churches, supermarkets, local organisations, schools, businesses and individuals. Many donors shop online and have their donations delivered, by the supermarket, directly to us at 76 kingston road between 10am to 12 noon on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Lucy donated to Wimbledon foodbank from Austria:
“I spent a thoroughly enjoyable 45 minutes shopping online at Sainsbury’s, salivating over possibly too many puddings for the foodbank, but I figured why not — it’s Christmas — and promised myself I’d do another delivery in the new year with more healthy food to make up for it. Truly, donating to the Wimbledon Foodbank made me happy — it made me smile. But it also makes me so cross that people should be in need of donated food, and it makes me frustrated that I can’t do more to help. What the volunteers do at all foodbanks is inspiring. Thank you!”
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