Smethwick Foodbank’ COVID-19 update 6th October 2020

6th October 2020

New Opening Times

We have now supported  8,800 people since April.

Our new opening times for Foodbank clients will be 12-2pm Tuesday and Friday onwards at Holy Trinity Church.  The Foodbank Centre at Raglan Road will remain closed until further notice.

Emergency Food Parcels

Local Referral Agencies

We recommend ringing your normal local referral agencies for assessment for food; many are now reopening. They will provide support/advice not just access to emergency food. Some are now providing e-referral to Foodbank. Sandwell Local Welfare Provision  still provide assessment for emergency food and other support

Citizens Advice Foodbank Helpline

If your referral agency is closed or you are needing emergency food for first time; we recommend the  Citizens Advice Foodbank Helpline on 0808 208 2138. As well as emergency food assessment they will provide the normal advice and support that they so brilliantly offer. They will provide an e-referral that can be used at Smethwick Foodbank.

Partner Referral Agencies

We are accepting requests from agencies to become permanent e-referrers. Email [email protected] and we will send you details.

If you live in Sandwell and cannot leave your home and need emergency food.

Get Emergency Help from Sandwell Council

If you live in Birmingham and cannot leave your home and need emergency food.

Get Emergency help from Birmingham Council

Food Donations

These can be donated at our usual donation points and at

Holy Trinity Church, Tues and Fri  from 10.00 till 12.00 and Wed 10.00-14.00 (preferred time)

A food package contains all the items listed on our  Food donations page

See our Food donations page.

So any of the items are gratefully received along with

Toiletries especially soap, deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste

We are looking for any  local business who can supply bulk bread and milk on Tues and Fri mornings for distribution in the afternoon

Harvest Appeal 2020

We are looking for schools, businesses and local community group to take part in our 2020 appeal. We are reliant on these collections to provide the food to meet the increased demand for our service in this pandemic year

See our Foodbank Harvest Appeal 2020 page

Financial Donations

For any who are wanting to donate financially. We use the money for bulk purchases occasionally

See our donations page

Other News

Smethwick Local Pantry reopens

Pantry is now open again on Wednesdays from 12.00-14.00 at Raglan Road Church, Smethwick, B66 3ND.

Details on our News Page

Smethwick CAN Cafe reopens

Cafe is now open again for Take Away Meals on Thursdays from 15.00 at Raglan Road  Church, B66 3ND

Details on our News Page

News from Partner Agencies

CAP Debt Service is now open for new clients on 0800 328 0006.

Details on our News Page

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have opened a new Foodbank Helpline on 0808 208 2138.

Details on our News page

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