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Visiting a foodbank

Once you have phoned one of our referral agencies and been referred to us, you are welcome to come along any weekday morning between 1000-1200 to the Taunton Foodbank. Please note we close distribution promptly at 1200 and the warehouse closes shortly after.

Please be aware we are following all government guidelines:

1. You can come to the front door of the Foodbank (not the warehouse end)
2. Your box will be put outside for you at a safe distance.
3. You can then repack it at your convenience in the car park and take home.
4. No-one will be allowed into the building.

If you are a Wellington based client, please come on a Thursday 1330-1430 to the United Reform Church, Fore Street.

We no longer offer deliveries.

“The volunteers at the foodbank were so lovely, they listened to me and made me feel human again. It was the first place I didn’t feel judged.”

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

 

NOT APPLICABLE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS:

[We know that crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear.

Meeting your needs

Your foodbank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian.

Preparing your food

Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead.

Practical guidance and support

Foodbank volunteers take the time to listen and support you. They are specially trained to know about local services and offer practical guidance so that you have access to the right support, helping you to break out of crisis.]

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