THORNE AND MOORENDS COMMUNITY HUB AND FOOD BANK
Established since 2014
We open every Wednesday every week 9am-12pm.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
The Thorne & Moorends Food Bank Group is an independent food bank. We were created in 2014 to help support the people within our community who were suffering from food poverty. The food bank is staffed entirely by volunteers who feel passionately about eradicating food poverty in modern day Britain, our volunteers give their time free of charge to help with the distribution of our food parcels.
Our Team get together every week to provide the less fortunate members of our community with food.
With our parcels and bags, our aim is to provide enough food for a well-balanced diet over the course of 3 days. A typical parcel would include:
Tinned meat e.g. minced beef
Chicken in sauce
A bag would include in season fruit and vegetables:
(the aim is to have fresh fruit and veg but tinned will be the alternative if we run out.)
The content of our parcels all depends on what we have donated.
Providing food isn't all we do, the Food Bank aims to provide much more than bags of food to those who are hungry in our community. We provide support, a cup of tea, a warm smile and a listening ear. We strive to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We want everyone who is truly hungry to feel welcome, we want our community to embrace the food bank in their time of need and not feel embarrassed.
We also have some experts in, including:
Council. St Leger.
concerning struggles with cancer
Riverside, the Housing Association
concerning support with housing
The Food Bank is open at The Rugby Clubhouse, Church Balk, Thorne, DN8 5BU. We are open Wednesdays 9am to 12pm. We are an independent Food Bank, you do not need to be referred, if you need food we will help you. Please bring photo ID if possible together with proof of address, we ask for a £1 donation, if you don't have this we will not turn you away, we are here to help you. You will be be asked a few questions about your circumstances in private, all your information is kept confidential, you will be offered a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit, we give you 3 days of food including a bag of fruit and veg, we ask that you come to us once per month if possible, we don't want you to become reliant on the Food Bank, we are here to help, if you need food more than once a month we would never turn you away. We have our own welfare advisor, who can help with some problems, we also have a drugs and alcohol advisor. We can sign post you to other agencies, please don't feel ashamed or embarrassed, all our friendly volunteers understand and will never be judgemental.
Hunger does not discriminate, nor do we.
We welcome any food donations, just pop into our Food Bank on Wednesdays 9am-12pm or contact us for other arrangements. We also appreciate any tombola prize and school uniform donations.