Thorpe Food Bank
In the early days of our existence we delivered weekly food boxes to a number of people in the community, some of whom we continue to support in various ways. We are now proud to have partnered with a local food bank who can help those in need and who cover our entire target area, Tingley, Ardsley and Thorpe.
What are we doing?
We are proud to have partnered with a Foodbank in the community, that is ready to help people in Tingley, Ardsley & Thorpe that are struggling for food.
Why are we doing this?
When we first launched the charity in March 2020, the local need was highlighted to us pretty quickly, we delivered over 150 food packs. Whilst we were able to reach the demand we soon run out of space with our volunteers giving up space in their home to store donations.
We have worked with Thorpe Food Bank at Stanhope Community Centre since the early days and so it made sense to partner with them and refer our families to the team in exchange for donations and support from WF3 Kindness.
Who can use the Food Bank?
Anyone. You do not need a formal referral from a GP/Social Services/Citizens Advice/Job Centre (known as the Food Voucher) to access these services - you can seek help from the food bank yourself.
Where do I need to go?
Thorpe Food Bank works slightly differently to some other food banks; they do not offer an 'open door' service, instead you contact them and let them know your requirements and the team will work hard to get your food delivered, sometimes the same day.
The process to use the food bank service is explained below:
Thorpe Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers and remains active running out of Stanhope Community Centre. You can contact the team and arrange a time for a collection or delivery depending on your circumstances,
Appointments can be arranged (usually within the hour) at a time to suit you and are available 7 days a week. The team also offer a delivery service which, depending on the time that you contact them can be with you the same day.
Thorpe Food Bank state – ‘there is no need for anyone to go hungry, we are here and able to help’.
To arrange a collection, delivery or for any more information:
Visit their Facebook page where you can send a message;
Contact Ray Laing on 07976566549
Where they are based:
Stanhope Community Centre
How can I get involved?
You can make a donation to Thorpe Food Bank directly or via us.
To donate to Thorpe Food Bank, contact them and ask what items of food they are in need of or alternatively you can make a financial donation to allow them to go shopping as and when needed.
You can also make a donation to WF3 Kindness, we still offer 'Emergency Food Packs' for those in urgent need, these instances are covered by us and our volunteers, we will never ignore a hungry person or family in Tingley, Ardsley or Thorpe.