Over the last year two years, Wendover Youth Centre, Churches Together in Wendover, and Wendover Parish Council have together with the Wendover Foodbank to organise four food bank donation weeks during Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown. The whole community donated an amazing 2000kg towards the food bank.
Wendover Foodbank is part of the Chiltern Foodbank network, supported by the Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days nutritionally balanced non-perishable emergency food and support to local people who are struggling to put food on the table. If you know an individual or family who are in need of support, please contact John Shaw, our local coordinator, on 07899 964037. The Wendover Foodbank serves Wendover and the surrounding areas including, Halton, Weston Turville, Aston Clinton & Stoke Mandeville.
Due to the continued effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise in tax and household bills the demand for the food bank In the Wendover and Chiltern area is increasingly high, so we have decided to run another food bank donation week from Monday 21st March - Sunday 27th March 2022.
During this week we encourage Wendover and the surrounding community to donate food to the foodbank. The items that are listed below are what help to create the food boxes:
Any donation is extremely appreciated and will go towards creating a food box for an individual or family who needs it.
The items we need most are:
Tins – Vegetables (carrots and sweetcorn), rice, beef, sardines, fruit, beans, spaghetti, fish
Dried Foods – Rice (0.5Kg or 1Kg), dried potato (e.g., Smash)
Jars – Coffee, Peanut Butter, Jam, Honey
Other Items –UHT Milk, Cooking oil 1 litre, Hot Chocolate, Fruit Squash, Sugar, Coffee, Custard tinned or Custard powder.
Toiletries / Cleaning Materials – Toothpaste, Shampoo, Deodorant, Washing Powder (small)
Where to drop of donations:
There is a Food Bank donation box located at the front of the store, which is emptied on a regular basis.
Wendover Youth Centre:
The youth centre will be open each day from 9-5pm from Monday 21st - Saturday 26th October to receive any donations. The centre is located on the school campuses off Wharf Road, Wendover, HP22 6HF.
St Marys Church:
Open for donations:
Monday 21st- Friday 25th March from 9am-6pm
Open for donations:
Tuesday 22nd March 11:30am-3pm
Pick up from doorstep:
If you would like to donate items but are unable or would like to not leave your home, we can arrange a pickup of the items from your doorstep. If you would like to arrange this please contact Peter Swinford on 07950 667895.