IMPORTANT NOTICE (09.09.20) - Changes made to Food Bank:
From Monday 7th September our new opening days and times will be:
Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00pm
Friday 2:00 – 4:00pm
The new phone number will be 07479256785
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 continuing with the pre-booked parcels only system, that has been in place since March. 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.
We cannot accept any referrals by email or contacting through the facebook page. We can no longer deliver any parcel. They must be collected.
A huge thank you to all who support families in the area, through donations of food. 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.
FOOD BANK NEEDS THIS WEEK (16.10.20):
This week we especially need; tinned pies, corned beef, tinned ham, and meals in tins like curry, chilli, stews, jars of curry sauce, rice pudding, custard and cuppa soup.
Any donations very gratefully accepted. Please contact us on the number below if you wish to donate at the food bank or use one of the drop off points located around the area.
Thank you to everyone for your continued help and support, stay safe!
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.
For any enquiries, contact our new Food Bank number on 07479256785.
You can also email us at
Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stmaryshg/
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.
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.
All food parcels must be pre-booked!
You're never too young to help.
Thank you to Greggs who donate bread to the food bank every week.