Welcome to Upper Eden FoodBank

The Upper Eden Foodbank has been running since 2013. It has representatives from both Methodists and Anglican churches on the Management Committee. The foodbank supplies food parcels to individuals and families within the Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay and  Shap  areas, who find themselves in need of a little help. The Salvation Army food bank is available for those in need of help in the Penrith Area. 


How can I get food from the Food Bank?

Please go to the Get Help page of our website.  

How can I donate?

You can make donations in the following places:

  • Appleby Co-Op
  • Kirkby Stephen Co-Op
  • Kirkby Stephen Spar ( both Spar shops) 

There are also Wheelie Bins outside the Sands Methodist Church in Appleby on:

  • Tuesdays 10-10:30am     and Fridays 10- 10 30am   

SHORTAGES;    A great big thank you to all who help us by giving food or monetary donations, thanks to your amazing generosity  we are  quite well stocked at the moment but seem to be running very low on 

UHT milk, ( 1 litre full fat or semi skimmed) 

Fruit Squash ( 1 litre size bottles please,     as larger ones are heavy for the bags )

Biscuits or snack bars

Packets of  Instant Mash potatoes 


Prayers for our Community

We continue to hold in prayer those who will be especially affected by the current circumstances. You might wish to use this prayer to support your reflection:

Loving God,

In your very being you exist in relationship, living in service and love with yourself, and with us.

In reflection of this you call us into community, that in knowing one another, listening to one another, and serving one another, we might encounter you.

Through the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, when you encountered a hungry crowd, or a family in need of healing, or a group isolated from society, you responded with action, feeding, resurrecting, welcoming.

Open our eyes to the needs of those around us, especially as we encounter new challenges.

Help us to turn to one another in love, responding in action, in service of your hope.

In Jesus’ Name


Below are images from help given to Upper Eden Foodbank – Your support is greatly appreciated.