The Abingdon Foodbank
AMRA has supported the Abingdon foodbank throughout COVID lockdowns. During this time AMRA member Sue Cutler worked tirelessly, volunteering for the bank and coordinated local food drop-offs for delivery to the bank. Our thanks go to Sue.
Donations can now be made directly to the drop-off points detailed below.
The Abingdon foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK. The foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. https://abingdon.foodbank.org.uk/
Every-day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank.
Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
The Abingdon foodbank relies on your goodwill and support. Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to its ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three-day supply of food.
If you would like to drop off food donations, please see the table below for food collection point locations:
Location of food donation point Opening hours
Waitrose Abingdon, Abbey Close, OX143HL Shop Hours
North Foodbank, Christ Church, Northcourt Rd, OX14 1PL Tues/Fri 10am to 1pm
South Foodbank, Preston Road Community Centre, OX145NR Weds 1pm to 2:30pm
Urgently needed food items
Bottles of squash
Tinned meat for hot meals - mince, stews, meatballs
J cloths (other brands are available!
Dried chickpeas and Couscous
To contact the food bank