01256 702716 clerk@odiham.org.uk

All Saints Church has recognised there are likely to be an increasing number of people in Odiham and N Warnborough and around and about, who may currently or in the future struggle with putting food on the table especially as a result of the crisis surrounding COVID-19.

Last Monday 4th May, the new Odiham Foodbank started full operation. Initiated by All Saints Church Odiham, in partnership with Hart Foodbank, it provides emergency food and support for anybody and everybody who might be in crisis, across our community. The Foodbank is open on Mondays and Thursdays, 1.30-3pm, and is based just behind Lloyds Pharmacy in Odiham High Street (at the Church Office, Ostlers Place, Deer Park View, Odiham RG29 1JY).

The need is clear, and all the more so as the impact of COVID-19 unfolds. On 1 May, the Trussell Trust reported a soaring 81% increase for emergency food parcels from food banks in its network during the last two weeks of March 2020, and we can only imagine that things will get significantly more acute over the coming weeks and months.

Odiham Foodbank particularly value your assistance in referring anyone to the Foodbank who you think could do with a bit of help. If you know of anyone who you think could benefit, please do ask them to contact us, in strict confidence, at OdihamFoodbank@gmail.com. The Foodbank is currently also setting up a telephone hotline further details on this will be available shortly.

Further details can be found at:

https://www.moretolife.church/odiham-foodbank