The Hessle and Anlaby Food Bank was set up during the pandemic in 2020. Since then the need for our service has grown – and so has our need for volunteers and funds.
We require funding for core costs such as the hire of the community building, insurance, the rental of 2 food storage facilities, large fridges and freezers, trolleys for our delivery drivers and consumables such as stationery. On a weekly basis we have to buy food and other household essentials which have not been donated. Some items such as personal hygiene, laundry powder and pet food is rarely given but often needed and we always want more fruit and veg than we receive.
How can you help us?
We are always delighted to receive contributions for our parcels. Donations of in-date food, drinks (no alcohol please) and household cleaning products can be deposited at the Co-op in Hessle Square or brought to our centre on Monday or Thursday mornings. For larger bulk donations please call or email us. We can occasionally ask one of our volunteers to collect donations.
If you are from a supermarket or community building and would like to have a drop-box for your customers/centre users please call or email us for details.