What is the King’s Centre Food Bank?
The Food Bank is a local store of non-perishable food operated by volunteers from churches and the wider community in and around Honiton. It is made available to those who are in ‘food crisis’. That is, they have no food and no money with which to buy food. Need is assessed by professionals from local agencies and local church leaders.
We do not supply food on direct request to the food bank.
How is the Food Bank funded?
Entirely by local churches and other charitable donations. We rely upon the support of local people to keep the food bank running. Without your support we have no money, no food, and no food bank! If you would like to contribute then you can put food contributions into the collection bins, or take them to the King’s Centre on Tuesday or Friday between 1.00 and 3.00pm. Financial contributions should be taken or sent to The King’s Centre.
How does the Food Bank work?
- The food bank deals only in the non-perishable food items listed below.
- Several locations in the town host collection points.
- Contributions are sorted and stored until required. Contributions can be delivered to The Kings Centre during the week between Tuesday and Friday, from 9am-3pm.
- Church leaders and agencies in the town are provided with vouchers that entitle the bearer to food sufficient for their household for 3 days. They give these to people who they consider are in crisis with regard to food.
- The Food Bank opens at The King’s Centre, Lees Buildings, Honiton, each Tuesday and Friday from 1.00 to 3.00pm. Voucher holders are able to attend and redeem their vouchers between these times.
- Those holding supplies of vouchers are also provided with an emergency contact number for use in urgent cases.
Which foods are collected?
- Tinned Meat/Meat meal
- Tinned Fish
- Tinned Carrots, Peas or Sweet Corn
- Tinned or Dried Potatoes
- Tinned Tomatoes
- Tinned Spaghetti
- Baked Beans
- Fruit Juice or Fruit Squash
- UHT Milk
- Tea Bags, Coffee
- Rice or Savoury Rice
- Pasta or Pasta Sauce
- Cereal Bars
- Rice Pudding
- Sponge Pudding
- Tinned Fruit
- Tinned Custard
Where are the collection points located?
Food Bank collection points are located at The King’s Centre, St Paul’s Church, the Church of the Holy Family, HSBC and NatWest banks and Tesco Supermarket. Several other organisations also collect food at their own initiative.
Where can I get food vouchers from?
Food vouchers can be obtained from Honiton Children’s Centre, MIND, St Paul’s Church, Honiton Town Council Offices, East Devon District Council Housing Officers and the Citizens Advice Bureau.