What does Glossopdale Foodbank CIO do?

What does Glossopdale Foodbank do?

Glossopdale Foodbank is a local independent registered charity and CIO that provides emergency food for individuals and families in financial crisis. During 2021 we provided 47,844 meals to over 3,445 adults and 1,871 children.

Our ‘Foodbank Plus’ service helps people improve incomes and get out of debt - so they do not need the Foodbank. We refer individuals and families to other relevant services that offer support but only with consent from the individuals concerned.

We also work closely with the other surplus food projects in Glossopdale to ensure that people who come to the foodbank also have access to perishable food such as additional fruit and vegetables, perishable bakery and diary items.

Glossopdale Foodbank also signposts people who come to the Foodbank to The Bureau in Glossop. The Bureau’s aim is to help members of the community to be able to self-manage any number of social, personal and physical wellbeing issues by connecting them to the right services, offering a listening ear and supporting them to set realistic and achievable goals to improve their health and wellbeing.

Any member of the local community can request support from our Community Navigation team. This can be done by making a self referral https://the-bureau.org.uk/get-support/community-navigation or by going to their website www.the-bureau.org.uk by telephone 01457 865722, by email info@the-bureau.org.uk or by asking a professional to refer you to us such as your GP Surgery, Adult Care, Multi-Disciplinary Teams (District Nurse, OT, Physio, etc.)

The Glossopdale Community generously donates food through donation points at most of the local supermarkets. Over 60 Foodbank volunteers keep the service going working week-in, week-out, all year round. We very much appreciate the support and donations we receive from our benefactors.

Make a donation

You can donate money or time to the Foodbank:

Regular or one-off donations can be made by setting up a standing order through your bank. Get in touch for our bank details. Cheques should be made out to Glossopdale Foodbank and sent to Glossopdale Foodbank c/o The Bureau, Bank House 22 Henry Street, Glossop SK13 6BW.

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