Food Bank

UPDATED FOOD BANK INFORMATION DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Loveworks runs referral only food banks in Merstham (RH1 3) and Reigate (RH2) providing emergency food parcels for people and families in crisis. We are continuing to support people in need during the Coronavirus situation but have had to change our processes to help protect the health and safety of our visitors and volunteers. Our food banks are now only providing home delivery.

How do you access a food bank?

If you are in urgent need call Reigate and Banstead Borough Council helpline on 01737 276000 or www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/coronavirus as they can issue an emergency food parcel and then refer you to a food bank. 

Otherwise contact Citizens Advice, your school, Family centre or support work who can then refer you. Who can refer me to a food bank?

The Food Bank

  • When you have been referred you will called by a Loveworks team member to confirm a delivery time and asked if you have and specific needs for your food parcel.
  • Your parcel will be delivered by one of the Raven Housing team who will deliver in a non-contact way, they will knock and leave the parcel – please do not approach them.
  • You will receive a pre-packed parcel of food and other essential items, based on the size of your family, dietary and other urgent needs as identified by you or your referring agency. There may be some items missing due to lack of availability.

Hopefully we will back to normal soon!

Hear from volunteer Graham: the food bank is friendly, warm and welcoming