CARESCO

Sawtry Foodbank

c/o The CARESCO Centre, Green End Road

Sawtry

Huntingdon

Cambridgeshire

PE28 5UX

United Kingdom

The Sawtry Foodbank offers emergency food to local people in crisis.

Local agencies, such as schools and health teams, identify individuals and families who are going hungry due to a time of crisis. They are issued with a voucher, which enables them to attend a session at the foodbank and exchange the voucher for emergency food, usually enough for up to three days.

The sessions are run by volunteers who offer tea/coffee and a friendly listening ear. They can also help with pointing people towards other agencies who could assist in finding longer term solutions.

The foodbank runs through a partnership between All Saints, St Benedicts and the Methodist Church working alongside CARESCO and is mentored by the team at Godmanchester Foodbank.

There are a number of collection points around Sawtry for donations of basic essential foods from the general public including one at the CARESCO Centre, the CARESCO Charity shop, Sawtry Co-op Foodstore, Sawtry Methodist Church, All Saints’ Church and once a month at St Benedicts’ Catholic Community who meet in the WI Hall.

The team can be contacted during session times only, on 07743 593863, or via the CARESCO office.

Services: Practical supportCarers groupsPeer supportingSocial activitiesVolunteeringAvailable To: Adults and older peopleChildren and familiesYoung peopleCoverage: Huntingdonshire