News

2021

March

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.


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.

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


Winter Update

 

Thank you to all our supporters and donors for the amazing food, toiletries, vouchers and cash during the Christmas and New Year period. Not only that, but we had gifts, presents and fabulous toys to hand out with each food parcel.

We have a glorious abundance of food and toiletries to see us through January and February, so we are not asking for any further items until we clear our surplus!

We will continue to accept donations in the form of vouchers from Tom Pugh the Butcher in Knighton. In addition, you can purchase fruit / veg vouchers from Rhos Market Garden (Knighton). In Presteigne, you can purchase meat vouchers from Carini Butchers and fruit / veg vouchers from The Salty Dog and, for special treats, from Deli Tinto, for us to include with food parcels. 

Thank you Knighton and Presteigne folk – you are just wonderful!

If you would prefer to give a small cash donation, this will enable us to purchase fresh milk, bread, cheese and eggs and to buy fresh vegetables / fruit vouchers to include with individual food parcels.

Print / Download a copy of our Winter Update here    (PDF file)

 


Supporting us

You can support us by making regular donations to the food bank. See the information and Standing Order form on our Support Us page.

 


Helping those in need

If you would like to volunteer to help us at Knighton Food Bank, or you’d like to make a donation of either food or cash, please contact Helen for more information.

 

See the list on the right for Help, Guidance and Referral Agencies.

To contact Helen call 07731 524 058