"The foodbank has made a real difference"
The Elstead Foodbank was set up in March 2020, partly in response to the Covid-19 pandemic taking hold of the UK. Our idea was simple - to collect food from local people and businesses and redistribute the same to villagers in need, providing enough food for each household for three meals a day for one week. We now provide foodbank access to anyone in need in Elstead and the surrounding villages.
The foodbank team is made up of community volunteers from all walks of life, who have come together simply because we saw and continue to see the need for a village foodbank.
We will continue to work against food poverty & by making a positive impact on the life, health and wellbeing of foodbank users, while reducing food wastage by forging relationships with local food suppliers and local, supporting businesses.