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South Normanton Food Bank

Categories: Charities And Charitable Organisations

St Michaels and All Angels Church
Church Street
South Normanton
DE55 2BT

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How a foodbank works

Food is donated

All food given out by foodbanks is donated. Often this is from schools, churches, businesses, individuals, or through supermarket collections. Supermarket collections help foodbanks engage the public. Foodbank volunteers offer shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop. This food is then handed to volunteers waiting beyond the checkout who pack it before it is taken to the foodbank warehouse for further sorting and storage.

Food is sorted and stored

At the warehouse, volunteers weigh and sort the donated food according to type and 'best before date'. They also check it is undamaged and suitable for use before packing it into boxes for storage.

Frontline professionals identify people in need

Professionals from statutory and voluntary organisations such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers, identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Clients receive emergency food

Clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. The list of foods in each parcel have been designed by dieticians to provide recipients with nutritionally balanced food. Some foodbanks run a delivery service, to get emergency food to clients living in rural areas and those who are unable to get to a foodbank.

Clients are signposted to further support

Whilst their food is being packed, Foodbank volunteers will sit and chat with clients over a cup of tea or hot meal. This enables them to hear their stories and signpost them to agencies who can offer additional help and begin to resolve any underlying problems.

We are open

St Michaels and All Angels Church:
Church Street
South Normanton
DE55 2BT
Tuesday: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

The Junction 28 Church
The Common
South Normanton
DE55 2EP
Friday: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

For enquiries please contact 01773 810410 or 07767 129 638 or email:

Get Involved

Your gifts of time, funds or food can help stop local people going hungry. We could not do it without you.


There are many fun ways to get involved and support your local foodbank. Click here to see our fundraising pack  - its packed with top tips on how to make your fundraising a success.


There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer - you could help us with food sorting and packing, fundraising or promoting the foodbank to the local community. If you have some time to give and are willing to help, please get in touch.

Donate money

Regular gifts: Giving by standing order helps us to plan ahead, making sure we are always here to help people in crisis.

One-off gifts: Foodbanks need funds to keep going. We appreciate whatever you can give, big or small...To donate, please send cheques to:

Donate Food

Download a foodbank shopping list here to see what we need. Please bring any food donations to the foodbank during our opening hours. Want to help even more? Could you start a foodbank collection point at your work, school or church?

Become a sponsor or partner

If you are a local business that shares our belief that no-one should go hungry in our local area, we’d love you to hear from you. There are many ways to get involved, from volunteering as a team building activity to sharing your expertise. To find out more about getting involved please contact us. Thank you!

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