How to Give Help to Upper Eden Food Bank

Donation Points

  • Sands Methodist Church, Appleby Tuesdays 10-10.30am
  • St Lawrence Church Appleby Fridays 11-12 .
  • Co op stores Appleby and Kirkby Stephen in box/wheelie bin
  • Appleby Grammar School wheelie bin near reception
  • Orton Methodist church during Wednesday community cafe
  • Murton village hall, whenever hall in use, box near reception
  • Tebay Methodist chapel and St James Church, whenever buildings open
  • Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church open Sunday morning 10- 12 and evening 6-7:45
  • Kirkby Stephen Parish Church open every day 9 – 5
  • Kirkby Stephen Baptist Church open Sunday morning 10-12.
  • Kirkby Stephen Quaker Meeting House open Sunday morning 10- 11:30
  • All food to be non-perishable, please see “shopping list” for suggested donations.

Financial donations

  • Big or small, every gift you give helps transform lives.
  • Our food bank is run by local people for local people – we rely on the community’s support to ensure we can continue to stop people going hungry. Can you invest in the future of our project and help us provide much-needed support to people in crisis in our community?
  • Financial donations can be donated at either the donation point at St Lawrence, or The Sands.  Receipts are given.

Volunteering opportunities

  • Volunteers are required at both St Lawrence’s and The Sands for the donation sessions. This hour or half hour commitment would see you join a rota, so just one hour a month would be helpful.
  • If you are interested please contact the food bank telephone on 07596 690 902
  • All volunteers are recruited following the Churches Safer Recruiting Policy, involving a short form to complete, giving details of referees and an informal interview
  • Training is provided including safe manual handling and personal safety training.
  • All support through prayer for the work of the food bank would be appreciated


Hosting a food collection point

  • Are you a shop or organisation which the public visit on a regular basis? Could you host a small box or wheelie bin for people to donate food?
  • The food bank can provide:-
    • Box/wheelie bin
    • Advertising materials
    • Will include your location on our website
    • Will collect the donated stock on a regular basis
    • Keep you updated on any urgent food requests
    • Let you know how many people we have fed
  • Please contact the food bank phone to discuss telephone 07596 690 902

Click on the image to download the Upper Eden Foodbank Shopping List