We have received the below information from the co-ordinator of St. Philips food bank and the wonderful service they have been- and continue to- provide for the community.
People finding themselves without food due to financial hardship are very welcome to contact us. We support individuals and families on Bilton Grange (where we are based at St Philips Church), Longhill (working in partnership with St Margaret’s), Greatfield (partnership with St Hilda’s), Marfleet (partnership with St Giles) and Preston Road. We work in partnership with schools in these areas as well, taking referrals from their pastoral support teams.
If you need a food parcel to be delivered to your home, please contact 07929733555 by text by Wednesday evening for parcel delivery on Friday morning. The text should give your name, address and details of the number of people in your home so that we can supply an appropriate amount of food. Receipt of the text will be confirmed and people need to then be at home between 10 and 12 on Friday to receive delivery. People can also contact us via our Facebook page St Philips Bilton Grange.
Those able are also welcome to collect a parcel from St Philips Church, Amethyst Road, in that same time bracket. Although it is not absolutely necessary to let us know you are coming in advance, letting us know helps us to ensure we can provide the right number of food parcels to those who need them. 😊
Donations to the food bank are welcome at any time, and are particularly needed at the moment in these extreme circumstances. People can drop donations off at St Philips Vicarage 107 Amethyst Road HU9 4JG at and time during the day. Alternatively we have donation bins at Co-op Greenwich Avenue, Co-op Elmbridge Parade, Heron Annandale Road and Heron Longhill. Items we run short of most are pasta, beans, tinned fish or meat, tinned veg, bread and UHT milk. We can also accept cash donations at 107 Amethyst Road. If you wish to donate, but cannot bring your donation to us, please get in touch.
We encourage those who are unable to shop for themselves, but are not experiencing unusual financial hardship to use the council scheme for volunteers to do shopping for them. At this time, we do not require further evidence of hardship, but this may be subject to change after lockdown.