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Visiting a foodbank

You will be welcomed by volunteers to discuss your needs and prepare your food parcel.

Please note we are not open on Good Friday or Bank Holidays

Foodbank Christmas opening times 2019:

Monday 16th -Elim Wimbledon Open

Tuesday 17th - Elim Wimbledon Open

Wednesday 18th - Commonside/ Morden Open

Thursday 19th - Elim Wimbledon Open

Friday 20th - Commonside Open

Saturday 21st CLOSED Mitcham

Monday 23rd  -  Elim Wimbledon Open

Tuesday 24th -  Elim Wimbledon Open

Wednesday 25th CLOSED

Thursday 26th - CLOSED

Friday 27th CLOSED

Saturday 28th CLOSED

Monday 30th -  Elim Wimbledon Open

Tuesday 31st -  Elim Wimbledon Open

Wednesday 1st Jan - CLOSED

Thursday 2nd Jan - CLOSED

Friday 3rd Jan - CLOSED

Saturday 4th Jan - CLOSED

“The volunteers at the foodbank were so lovely, they listened to me and made me feel human again. It was the first place I didn’t feel judged.”

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

We know that crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear.

Meeting your needs

Your foodbank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian.

Preparing your food

Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead.

Practical guidance and support

Foodbank volunteers take the time to listen and support you. They are specially trained to know about local services and offer practical guidance so that you have access to the right support, helping you to break out of crisis.

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