Welcome to 2021! If anyone needs support in a food crisis throughout these times, please call 07479256785 and we can help you. PLEASE DON'T STRUGGLE. We are back to our regular opening times three times a week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, from 2-4pm.
To book a food parcel or make any enquiries, phone or text our Food Bank number on, all messages left will be picked up. We are running on a pre-booked parcels only system. If you require a parcel, the only way this can be booked is to phone or text the foodbank number. You will then be given a time slot to pick up your parcel (between 3-4pm).
Thank you again to all those who helped us over Christmas. Thanks to your donations, help and support, we were able to provide 278 families with festive food parcels.....We know they were very much appreciated. Now the next few weeks/months look like they will equally as necessary and busy!
Food Bank Needs For The Week (05.01.21):
If you are considering donating, then we are especially short of; tinned potatoes, tinned soup, tinned rice pudding, tinned fruit, sugar, bicuits and toiletries.
If you would like to donate to the foodbank, you can drop off at St. Mary's foodbank during our opening hours above, use the drop off points at Morrison's or Sainsbury's in Denton or Tesco's in Haughton Green. You can also drop off any donations with the Vicar, at the Rectory (the first house after the Church Centre), or contact through the Facebook page if this isn't convenient.
We are very thankful for all the donations given to our Food Bank. If you would like to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to St Mary's PCC, and write that it is for Food Bank on the back.
A huge thank you to all who support families in the area, through food and monetary donations. We really do appreciate all our community does to help. We also thank you for your co-operation and patience during these times of change.
Please be aware that we cannot accept any referrals by email or contacting through the Facebook page. They must be submitted via referral form (listed below) or contacting our Food Bank phone (07479 256 785)
Referral forms are available from: Social Services, New Charter Housing and other housing associations, Citizens Advice Bureau, Christians Against Poverty, TMBC, Haughton Green Centre, GP surgeries, local schools and many other support agencies. If you have difficulty obtaining a referral form, please contact us.
Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
St. Mary's Church and Community Food Bank was the first Food Bank to be opened in Tameside. Staffed entirely by volunteers, we offer food parcels to families and individuals throughout Tameside who find themselves in crisis, through a referral system. All food is donated by the wonderful Tameside public and churches.
You're never too young to help.
Thank you to Greggs who donate bread to the food bank every week.