St Neots Food Bank is led by the following churches:
New Street Baptist Church
Open Door Church
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
St Mary’s, Eaton Socon Parish Church
St Mary’s, Eynesbury Parish Church
St Mary’s, St Neots Parish Church
St Neots Evangelical Church
United Reformed Church
To make a donation please leave suitable food items either in the porch of church or in the front room of St Joseph’s parish house. If you are uncertain please ask. For more information visit www.stneots.foodbank.org.uk.
We now have four distribution centres
- United Reform Church on the High Street, open on Tuesdays from 10am to 12 noon.
- St Mary’s Eaton Socon, open on Fridays from 10am to 12 noon.
- Berkley Street Methodist Church, open on Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm.
- Open Door Church Hall, adjacent to One Stop on St Neots Road, open on Mondays from 4pm to 6pm.
Anyone who is in need of help, perhaps for reasons of illness, low pay or unemployment, homelessness or separation or, indeed, any personal crisis, can ask for a voucher to use at the Food Bank. These vouchers are available from housing associations, schools, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Social Services, doctors, nurses and health workers and the Police.
1 in 5 people living below the poverty line
Today in St Neots there are people who struggle to put food on the table. A sudden crisis – redundancy, late benefit payment, a sudden bill – can leave those on low incomes going hungry. Parents may have to skip meals to feed their children and some have to chose between paying rent and eating. St Neots Food Bank provide emergency food and support to local people in crisis. Food banks do more than feed people: they relieve stresses on people, helping to prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime and mental health problems. St Neots Food Bank is part of the Trussell Trust’s UK wide food bank network. The Trussell Trust helps churches and communities to open and run food banks. For more information on the Trussell Trust, please click here.
Care for the Elderly
St Neots Voluntary Welfare Association runs a day centre and lunch club for the elderly of the town, especially those who are in need of companionship and good food. They work in partnership with other local services to ensure a high standard of care and have many years experience of offering specialist support to individuals, their relatives and carers.
For more information please get in touch with them directly: