Are you in urgent need of food supplies and are looking for regional book banks? We’ve featured 10 top food banks in Nottinghamshire below.
1. HOPE Nottingham
HOPE Nottingham operates Hope Café, where those in need can enjoy a free breakfast four days per week. They also run a network of food banks where community members can request up to three days’ worth of non-perishable food with a referral. Those with the means have also partnered with Family Action to create the Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) Club, where members can purchase food worth five times what they pay.
Donations and volunteers can sign up online. You can get in touch with a member of staff for any additional information.
2. Himmah Food Bank
The volunteers that formed the Himmah Organisation in Nottingham operate a no-cost food bank that distributes emergency food parcels to those with a referral from a local agency. They also operate the Nottingham People’s Pantry, where they purchase food in bulk and then resell it to members at cost, significantly reducing the amount of money spent on groceries for numerous households in the area.
They are there to help. If you can afford to donate or give up some of your time to volunteer, please do. Contact them directly for any other questions not found on the site.
3. Sherwood Forest Food Bank
The Sherwood Forest Food Bank in Mansfield was formed by local church members and volunteers in 2013. They provide emergency food parcels to those who have received a referral from a local agency. Each food distribution contains enough non-perishable items to last for a minimum of three days. Recipients can visit up to 7 times in 6 months and then must wait another six months for further distributions.
Donations can be made online. If you would like to volunteer some time instead, you can do that on the website or contact a staff member for more information.
4. The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been helping people in need for over a century. They continue to do so at their location in Mansfield. Their kitchen is open to serve hot, nutritious meals to those experiencing food insecurity. Their food pantry is ready to provide pre-packed boxes of non-perishable food items intended to get families in their area through the rough times they may face ensuring their nutritional needs are met.
If you would like to help the cause, you can donate online or volunteer to lend a hand. The contact information can be found on their website for any other questions.
5. Long Eaton Food Bank
The Long Eaton Food Bank was founded by members of the Long Eaton community in 2012. They stand ready to provide bags of non-perishable food items to the members of their community suffering from food poverty. With a referral from a local agency, they will happily accommodate the needs of your household with food items suited to your preferences. All health, religious, lifestyle and personal choices will be considered when determining what food to distribute.
Opportunities to volunteer can be found on their website, along with how to donate to the cause. For more information, locate the contact information at the bottom of their web page.
6. Sawley Food Bank
Volunteers and local churches joined in 2012 to establish the Sawley Food Bank in Beeston. The bank operates under The Trussell Trust umbrella, distributing emergency food parcels to households who have received a referral from a local agency. After a short intake interview where a volunteer will determine the nutritional needs and preferences of those receiving food, carrier bags filled with suitable groceries.
If you want to donate, visit the website. You can also volunteer to help or contact someone to answer any other questions you may have about their charity.
7. Grantham Food Bank
Are you hungry in Carlton? Visit a local agency for a referral and take it with you to the Grantham Food Bank, where they will supply you with the nutritional items you need for your pantry shelves. In addition to providing enough food to help you through a few days, they will sit down with you and discuss the issues that have caused your food insecurity and allow you access to the help you need for more long-term relief.
If you can donate or volunteer, it would be appreciated. Contact information is on their webpage if you want to learn more.
8. Under One Roof
Under One Roof in Hucknell is home to the Engage Food Bank, where those in need of help with food poverty can go for emergency food assistance. If you’ve received a referral from a local agency, they will provide you with groceries suitable to your needs once per month. They are open two days per week by appointment to discuss your needs and prepare a food package for you to take home.
Donations and volunteers are the lifeblood of any food bank, and Engage is no exception. Contact the staff to learn more about this organisation.
9. The Friary
The Friary in West Bridgford was founded in 1988 by Ann Bremner MBE as a drop-in center for the homeless. They are open several days during the week to provide hot meals to those in need of a place to go and assistance with food poverty. Additionally, their volunteers work with recipients to help them secure any aid available to lift them from a lousy situation they may have fallen into.
You can contact them for more information or visit their website to make a donation or volunteer some of your time to their cause.
10. Bassetlaw Food Bank
The Bassetlaw District Council created the Bassetlaw Food Bank in Worksop as part of their outreach to lift community members out of poverty by providing supplemental food distributions to the public. Recipients should have a referral from a professional agency to visit the food bank, where they will be given bags of non-perishable items suited to get them through several days of meals.
If you don’t require food assistance, you can help out with a donation or by volunteering. You can also contact someone for additional information.
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