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 school 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 our Foodbank in 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.
- 2619 food parcels were distributed
- 6022 people received emergency food relief
- 2462 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 by donating items on our High Needs List, please click here for more information.
If you are interested in volunteering 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