The Bromley Borough Foodbank is now open at the United Reformed Church (URC) in Widmore Road (next to Boots). Those in need will be able access food any weekday at one or other centre.
The Orpington branch is currently in temporary premises at The Temple URC, High Street, St Mary Cray.
Foodbank vouchers, obtainable from local authority departments, GPs, CABs, etc., can be used at either venue.
The Bromley branch has already received over one tonne of donations from local churches and a special collection at Sainsburys in Lee Green. More donations are expected soon from local churches and schools featuring Foodbank in their Harvest Thanksgiving services. Donations of non-perishable goods (food and toiletries) are welcome during opening hours or by special arrangement.
The Bromley branch will be open on Tuesdays (10.00am – 2.00pm) and Thursdays (12.00 – 4.00pm).
The Orpington branch is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am – 2.00pm.
All enquiries regarding donations or volunteering opportunities should be made to 07774 526562. Foodbanks across the country are co-ordinated by the Trussell Trust (www.trusselltrust.org) – there are currently over 250 in the UK, feeding those who go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.