Updates about Foodbank during COVID19 pandemic
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.
If you live in Birmingham and cannot leave your home and need emergency food.
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
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
For any who are wanting to donate financially. We use the money for bulk purchases occasionally
Smethwick Local Pantry reopens
Pantry is now open again on Wednesdays from 12.00-14.00 at Raglan Road Church, Smethwick, B66 3ND.
Smethwick CAN Cafe reopens
Cafe is now open again for Take Away Meals on Thursdays from 15.00 at Raglan Road Church, B66 3ND
News from Partner Agencies
CAP Debt Service is now open for new clients on 0800 328 0006.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have opened a new Foodbank Helpline on 0808 208 2138.