Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church

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Food Bank


We are supporters & partners with Harlow & Bishop's Stortford Food Banks.

Food Banks exist to restore dignity and revive hope by seeking to combat hunger. The aim is to engage with the local community by helping people who find themselves in an emergency crisis situation.  Front-line professionals, who are likely to come into contact with those in need, identify the need & issue vouchers which are then exchanged for food.

Harlow Foodbank, a registered charity which operates under the nationwide organisation The Trussell Trust, opened in 2009. To the end of 2014 they have helped over 13,000 people.

In February 2013 we, together with other Churches, agencies and community organisations, combined to open a Food Bank in Bishop's Stortford to meet an identified need. Operating independently, but working closely with Harlow Food Bank, Charitable status was obtained in November 2013. Food is distributed Monday to Friday 10.00-12.30 from our Church. The town’s Food Bank helped 724 adults & children in 2014.

As a church, we hold food collections, help with supermarket collection days, promote the Food Bank's work, host fund-raising events and provide volunteers to both Bishop's Stortford and Harlow.

Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank – Telephone: 07432 785976

Harlow Food Bank – Telephone 01279 724515
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