Churches Together Food Bank
The food bank is now open at All Saints Parish Hall.
Opening hours are : Mondays 1:30pm-3pm and Thursdays 2pm-4pm and food is given out using a voucher system. Vouchers can be obtained by those in need from the Children's centre or the Churches in Driffield.
In order to meet needs we need a continuous supply of donated food please. Donations of food or money can be brought during opening hours or left in the boxes at any of the churches in Driffield or at the Town Council offices. Please make sure that all food is in date.
Tescos now have a bin in store where you can donate food which you have purchased there. In addition to providing this they have generously offered to donate 30% of the value of each full bin to the food bank.
The list of required items is below :
Milk (UHT or powdered)
Fruit juice (carton)
Sponge pudding (tinned)
Rice pudding (tinned)
Tea Bags/instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Biscuits or snack bars
In addition to this we also require nappies and baby food and other household essentials.
Please no fresh produce though
Volunteers are always needed to sort food and help with the admin, please see a church leader if you are able to help in any way.
Why do we need a Food bank in Driffield ?
Sadly in the current economic climate more and more families are finding themselves in hardship, many through no fault of their own and are struggling to put food on their tables. These situations can come about through sudden unemployment, increasing interest on debts and mortgages or changes in benefits and are affecting more people. It is often called a 'hidden hunger' as many of these people live in large houses and drive big cars so would not strike you as being in need when in fact some are desperate.