Our aim is to provide short-term emergency food relief to people and families in crisis in the local area. We are seeking to collect food from the public at supermarkets, churches, local groups and schools, to be ‘banked’ in our centres.
Most people who come to Foodbanks for emergency food are not homeless. They are families who have hit hard times, people who have been made redundant, become ill or are experiencing benefit delay; they are the UK’s hidden hungry. As you are no doubt aware, we are amongst the worst 10% of all areas nationally for levels of deprivation.
We have four distribution points during the week.
The Salvation Army – Mondays 9.30 – 11.30 Thursdays 12 – 2.00pm Fridays 9.30 – 11.30
Gorleston Baptist Church – The Well NR31 6LY Mondays parking available
St Mary Magdalene Church Gorleston Tuesdays 10.00 – 2.00pm parking available
The WELL at St Andrews Gorleston Thursdays 9.30 – 12 NR31 6LS – Chapter House – distribution only.
St Andrews Anglican Church Gorleston NR31 6LS Sundays 2.15 – 3.30pm parking available access through front door of church.
CONTACT NUMBERS FOR ENQUIRIES from referral agencies ONLY during operating hours only
Liz Townson 07786952306 The WELL
Alan Smith – 01493 858069 Salvation Army NR30 2SQ Gt Yarmouth
Rev Linda Rickets St Mary Magdalene Church NR31 7BY 01493 661741
Tricia Slade St Andrews NR31 6LS 07787946224
Donations can be received at any of these places during the times shown.
For emails use the contact page.
We are supported by Great Yarmouth Council
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.
Advice and vouchers can be obtained from the Job Centre, Citizens Advice, DIAL in the first place or an agency you are working with such as school family worker.They will discuss your situation and supply you with a voucher where appropriate.
Bring your foodbank voucher to your nearest distribution centre You can find a list of our local centres and opening times here. When you arrive, we’ll welcome you with a warm drink and our trained volunteers will chat with you about your situation. Most of our foodbank centres offer a cafe style environment and our aim is to provide non-judgemental support at the point of crisis.