Foodbank

OUR FOODBANK OFFERS A VITAL LIFELINE

It is a sad reality that, all across our community, vulnerable individuals and families find themselves struggling with empty cupboards and empty fridges, wondering where the next meal is coming from.

This can happen for a number of reasons such as:

  • Reduced income due to job loss
  • Changes in benefit payments
  • Families unable to feed their children during the summer holidays
  • Currently homeless or living in temporary accommodation

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Run in partnership with The Trussell Trust, DENS Foodbank can provide up to three food parcels to anyone who is struggling in the community.

Food parcels are distributed via the Foodbank in Paradise, Hemel Hempstead, as well as other local distribution centres across Dacorum.

Our Foodbank staff can signpost visitors to relevant agencies for support to help avoid them facing food poverty, and prevent an ongoing crisis.

The food from our Foodbank is also used to feed service users at our Day Centre, The Elms Hostel, and for our Social Enterprise Projects.

Last year:

  • 2423 Food parcels were distributed
  • 5747 people received emergency food relief
  • 2371 of these were children

WE RELY ON YOUR DONATIONS

The Foodbank receives no government funding and we rely on the generous donations of food and financial donations from the general public.

If you can help support our Foodbank with a donation of food, please click here for more information.

If you would like to volunteer at our Foodbank, please click here.

ARE YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, STRUGGLING TO GET FOOD?

If you need emergency food relief, you will need a referral voucher, which you can redeem at our Foodbank for a 3-day food parcel. Click here for more information

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