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We’ve Opened Our Doors to Support Food Banks in our Community!
Sutton Coldfield’s Food Banks need you!
Drop off your donations at the right hand side of the Town Hall / loading bay Entrance:
We look forward to seeing you.
In partnership with Hope Food, and other local FoodBanks, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall is acting as a donation’s point during this time of national crisis.
Volunteers at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall will organise and distribute your donations to our FoodBanks partners locally.
The Food Bank Donation Station at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall is now being managed by local charitable organisation Hope for Food North Birmingham.
This completes a two year project launched by volunteer Terry Dockery in March 2020 in response to the pandemic. Local distributions had been closed down due to lack of volunteers, and so the Town Hall was approached for a collection centre throughout lockdown and beyond.
The project is now in a new post-pandemic phase, in which Hope Food North Birmingham will collect at the Town Hall on a Friday from 10am to 2pm. Donors can pull up on the side service road to have items received. These include long life food, toiletries and pet food.
New project leader Deb Middleton is excited to take on the project. “We are extremely grateful to Terry Dockery and Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, for running the food donation point over the last 2 years. At Hope Food North Birmingham we have over 100 visitors through our doors on a weekly basis and the food we supply supports around 250 local people.”
“Food is our biggest cost, so this weekly donation is extremely valuable to us. We are delighted to be entering into a new partnership with the Town Hall to continue this valuable community service. The donated food will be shared between the local food bank organisations, ensuring that collectively we support the people in our local community in need.”
In the two years to March 2022, Terry Dockery’s efforts at the Town Hall amounted to just under £90,000 of food donations, serving 5 local foodbanks in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington.
Find out more about our FoodBank donation point:
See the Story behind our FoodBank donation point:
Donations of all sorts of non perishable items are welcomed, though our partners are currently particularly asking for:
- Toiletries & Sanitary Products
- Pet Food
- Jars of coffee
- Tins of baked beans
- Tins of tuna (or other fish)
- Tins of rice pudding
- Tins/Packets of custard
- Tins of meat (i.e. corned beef, spam etc)
- UHT Milk
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall acts as a donation point only, we do not store any donations on site. If you are in need, please refer to one of our partner FoodBanks.
We’ve also partnered with ‘Our Place – Advice Service‘ in Sutton Coldfield. You can contact them about anything you might need support with. Even if they cannot help you with something in house, they’ll be able to refer you to someone who can!