Foodbank

We operate the largest foodbank in Guernsey, supported by many churches, individuals and businesses.

The main store is upstairs at Holy Trinity Church and items may be dropped off there during the church’s normal opening hours of 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Items we are currently running low on:

Biscuits
Pasta sauce
Strawberry jam
Sugar
Corned beef or other tinned meat
Fray Bentos pies
Tinned vegetables (carrots, peas, sweetcorn)
Rice pudding
Custard
Tomato sauce
 

Other items we use regularly:

Coffee
Orange or blackcurrant squash
Cereals
Tinned spaghetti
Rice
Powdered milk
Tinned fruit
Tuna
Tea bags
Baked beans
Pasta
Soup

Top 3 most needed items

Jam

Strawberry jam.

Jam
Custard and Rice Pudding Custard and Rice Pudding
Tinned Fruit

Peaches, pineapple and fruit cocktail are popular!

Tinned Fruit

Satellite collection points

Around the Island we have established satellite collection points where members of a working community or church congregation support the work of our Foodbank by donating goods on a regular basis.

Current participants are:
Town Church, Spurgeon, Church on the Rock, St Martin’s Church, St Andrew’s Church, St Peter’s Church, St Sampson’s Church, Les Camps Methodist Church, St Joseph’s Church, Wesley Methodist Church, St Stephen's Church, Holy Trinity Church, St John's Church, Capelles Methodist Church, St Matthew's Church, Northern Trust, Vale Church, Salvation Army, St Andrew's Church of Scotland, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Others arrange collections on an ad hoc basis and these include:
Education Department, Medical Specialist Group, Queen’s Road Medical Practice, Aon Insurance, Guernsey Financial Services Commission, Intertrust, The Plough, Vale Primary School, Beechwood School, Vauvert Primary School.

If you would like to know more about setting up either a permanent or temporary satellite collection point at your church or place of work then please contact us.

Supermarkets

We have collection days at various supermarkets from time to time. Waitrose in the Rohais and at Admiral Park also have permanent collection points at their exit where shoppers can donate any time they are shopping.

What to donate

We are happy to receive any tinned, dried or packaged goods that have a long use by date. Most of our clients are families with young children so mild flavours and child friendly food is appreciated. 

Seasonal giving

The demand on our service is much increased in December when we also like to give out extra treats such as chocolates, selection boxes, mince pies etc. Other churches, businesses and individuals help us greatly at this time with extra gifts and these are most welcome though are needed as early in December as possible.  We are also happy to receive Easter Eggs, as long as they are in good time for Easter, bearing in mind that we will be shut on Good Friday.