From small beginnings...
Starting in a garden shed in 2000, Salisbury foodbank fed over 4,000 people in crisis locally last year and is the inspiration behind the UK foodbank network.
Day-to-day, Salisbury foodbank relies on the support of the local community through volunteering, food donations and fundraising.
We work with 120 schools, over 70 churches as well as community groups, local businesses and individuals to make sure that we are there for local people struggling to put food on the table.
Did you know?
- 50,000 people live below the poverty line in Wiltshire.
- Every item of food given out by the foodbank is donated.
- Every foodbank client is referred to us by one of 130 local frontline care professionals that we work with. These range from doctors and social workers to local police.
To help stock foodbank shelves we hold collections outside local supermarkets where we ask shoppers to donate items for local people in crisis. For dates of our next Salisbury supermarket collection or to volunteer call Louise Wratten on 01722 580173 or email@example.com
Salisbury foodbank centre
At the foodbank centre, volunteers meet clients face-to-face and offer a listening ear over a cup of tea and a free hot meal as well as giving emergency food.
Foodbank centre volunteers signpost people to other professional services to help tackle the root cause of the crisis. Local agencies also provide additional services such as CV clinics, healthy eating courses and housing support advice.
Click here to find Salisbury foodbank centre
How to donate food
You can donate in-date non-perishable food from our shopping list. Please bring your gift to The Trussell Trust’s foodbank warehouse at:
Ashfield Trading Estate,
Salisbury SP2 7HL.
Open: Mon – Fri 09:30 – 17:00
If you are part of a school, church, community group or company and would like to organise a food collection on our behalf please contact Salisbury foodbank manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01722 580173.
We are happy to come and do school talks, especially at Harvest time.