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Dorking Food Bank

Food Bank

Dorking Area Foodbank

Christmas 2019
As ever – a massive thank you to everyone who has ever donated food to the foodbank, given money, or prayed for us: nothing would happen without you!
We are in the midst of our busiest time of year at the moment. We have just processed 2.3tons of food which was given to us for harvest this year and now we are dealing with the vast array of donations that come our way for Christmas. We are extremely grateful for every single one, as our food is in greater demand than ever this year as more and more people seek our help to be able to feed themselves.
Karen (not her real name) told me last week: ‘As a single mother with 2 small children, I am almost dreading Christmas this year. I never have any spare money any week and just cannot see how I can make Christmas special for my children this year. Even now (November) I am here for free food. How will I ever afford Christmas dinner and presents?’
Because of your generosity, we were able to invite Karen back to the foodbank in December for Christmas food – cakes, puddings, biscuits, sweets and mince pies – and to give her the opportunity to select from new toys, gifts and other Christmas paraphernalia which pours into our warehouse at this time of the year.
Please pray
  • for all the Karen’s out there in our community this Christmas
  • for health and strength for the foodbank volunteers as we sort, pack and deliver food around the area for Christmas
If you would like to know more about the foodbank, or would like to volunteer, please check out our website:
or email us at
Many thanks and a very happy Christmas to you all. 
‘for I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…….’Matthew 25, 35

We are always looking for people with a little spare time to give to the work of the Foodbank.
If you are interested in volunteering for us 
please email:                        
Ali Studley at:

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