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CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
FOR FOOD BANK VISITORS

  • To help us keep everyone as safe as possible, please stay outside the door until invited inside
  • We will keep a 2 metre distance apart and will ask how we can help you
  • When inside the food bank, please use the hand sanitiser. Please do not come inside if you have been told to self-isolate.

We appreciate any help or support , especially during this difficult time.  We are following Covid-19 guidance and as a result, we are  asking that if you are calling at the food bank to drop off food,  please knock at the food bank door and/or leave items on the doorstep.  Alternatively, you can leave food donations  in the Food Bank box for us to collect, in the Co-op or Costcutters (Knighton) or the Spar (Presteigne).

We prepare food parcels on a Tuesday / Friday 10am -11.30am at Knighton Baptist Church and these are then delivered by myself or a volunteer, to our friends in the community who are experiencing hardship.

Once again, thank you for supporting our food bank,

Please keep safe and well.

You can find links to sites, including NHS Direct Wales, with current useful information about the coronavirus pandemic on our Links page.


IMPORTANT NEWS FOR THOSE USING THE PRESTEIGNE CENTRE

Knighton Food Bank is no longer providing an outreach service from the Presteigne Baptist Church, in Hereford Street. This is due to an unexpected change in circumstances regarding access to and use of the room where we were housed.

In the three years since we opened the outreach in Presteigne, we are proud to have provided meals for 2,328 adults and 1.465 children and babies. We could not have done this without the support of the local community in Presteigne, who gave food and cash so generously.

We will endeavour to continue our support for those in crisis and in need of emergency food in Presteigne but until further notice, we will do so from our Knighton Food Bank, based in Norton Street Baptist Church.

The telephone referral service is still in place and we will deliver food parcels to Presteigne and surrounding villages whenever possible. In addition, we can collect food donations or you can continue to leave items (with a long use by date please) at the Spar shop in Presteigne.

For help and more information,  or if you know of a suitable premises that has a high degree of privacy for our food bank to use in Presteigne, please contact Helen on 07731 524 058.



DONATIONS:
As always we are very grateful for any donations you can give us. Our current drop-off points are:

  • The Co-op in Knighton
  • Norton Street Baptist Church in Knighton
  • Spar in Presteigne

If you need us to collect a food donation please ring Helen on 07731 524 058 and she will make suitable arrangements for a safe collection. Items can of course be left on your doorstep or previously agreed location.


Working together to help the hungry and those in crisis in Knighton and East Radnor

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Are you experiencing difficulties buying enough food for you and your family, due to a sudden crisis – redundancy, loss of or delay in receiving benefits? If so you can be referred to the Knighton Food Bank for help by Social Services, your family Doctor or Health Visitor, JobCentre Plus, Mental Health Services or your Church Minister among others. Referral agencies and organisations can find relevant information on our Information / Referrals page.

If you qualify for a food parcel you or the service or agency supporting you can make a telephone referral by contacting Helen Anderson, the Knighton Food Bank manager, on 07731 524 058 or by email to helen@knightonfoodbank.co.uk. You will then be given an appointment to collect a food parcel from the Knighton Food Bank at the Baptist Church on Norton Street in Knighton. If you need food urgently but are not in touch with any of the referral agencies we may still be able to help. You can also contact the manager for more information by using the form on the Contact page.

 

See our Support Us page for information about supporting us on a regular basis.

 

Check out our News page for ongoing information, and the Volunteering page for information about offering help to the food bank.

 

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