Food Bank

What is the King’s Centre Food Bank?

Update

As of the 7th December 2021 the King’s Centre Food Bank will be reverting to a drop-in service. The food bank will be open to clients on Tuesday’s and Friday’s between 12.30 – 3pm. Food collection is by appointment only.

Those experiencing food crisis will need to:

  1. Obtain a food voucher from one of the following agencies – Honiton Children’s Centre, MIND, St Paul’s Church, Honiton Town Council Offices, East Devon District Council, Job Centre and the East Devon Citizens Advice Bureau.
  2. Call 07907 232076 to book a 15 minute collection slot.

 

To keep our volunteers safe we are asking clients to:

  1. To limit the number of people attending the food bank (max of 2 people where possible)
  2. Wear a face mask in the King’s Centre
  3. Social distance
  4. Use hand sanitiser when entering the food bank
  5. Exit the building promptly after receiving food parcel

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 contact the office on the number above if you would like to arrange a time to do a food drop-off at the Kings Centre. Financial contributions should be taken or sent to The King’s Centre.

To make a monetary contribution to the Foodbank, please read the explanation below:

* Once on the giving page click the ‘Donate’ button at the end of the page.
* Next, click where it says ‘My donations are for’ for the drop-down menu.
* Select ‘Food Bank Giving’ then choose how much or how often you want to give and by which means.

To make a monetary contribution to the Food Bank, please click on this link 👉🏼 Food Bank Giving

How does the Food Bank work?

  1. The food bank deals only in the non-perishable food items listed below.
  2. Several locations in the town host collection points.
  3. Contributions are sorted and stored until required.
  4. 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.
  5. Those holding supplies of vouchers are also provided with an emergency contact number for use in urgent cases.

Which foods are collected?

  1. Tinned Meat/Meat meal
  2. Tinned Fish
  3. Tinned Carrots, Peas or Sweet Corn
  4. Tinned or Dried Potatoes
  5. Tinned Tomatoes
  6. Tinned Spaghetti
  7. Baked Beans
  8. Soup
  9. Fruit Juice or Fruit Squash
  10. UHT Milk
  11. Sugar
  12. Tea Bags, Coffee
  13. Noodles
  14. Rice or Savoury Rice
  15. Pasta or Pasta Sauce
  16. Cereal
  17. Cereal Bars
  18. Rice Pudding
  19. Sponge Pudding
  20. Tinned Fruit
  21. Tinned Custard
  22. Biscuits

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?

Agencies:

Honiton Children’s Centre (01404 540820)

MIND (01404 42343)

St Paul’s Church (01404 44035)

Honiton Town Council Offices (01404 42957

East Devon District Council (01404 575616 or 0800 1513441 )

Job Centre (03456043719)

East Devon Citizens Advice Bureau (01395 265 070).