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Food help

September 11, 2020 9:39 AM
By Cllr Vilnis Vesma

Food

Contact numbers for food banks around the Forest of Dean are as follows by postcode. Please remember these numbers belong to volunteers, who ask that you only call during times shown:

  • GL14: 07553 611294 (9:30-11:30 Fri)
  • GL15: 07391 001217 (2-4 Weds)
  • GL16: 07387 502240 (2-4 Mon)
  • GL17: 07553 611294 (9:30-11:30 Fri)
  • GL18: 01531 821641

The Newent (GL18) foodbank is called "Lord's Larder" and is administered by St Mary's Church. Cash donations can be made by bank transfer to sort code 20.33.83, account no. 80176362, account name "PCC NEWENT". Please include "Lords Larder" as the reference. Cheques should be made payable to "PCC Newent"; on reverse add "for Lords Larder" and mail to St Marys Church, Church Street, Newent GL18 1AB. Thank you.

Other agencies that can help are:

  • Salvation Army 01594 839106
  • Forest Mobile Meals 01594 827927
  • The Long Table (01594 715785) normally charges to provide pre-cooked frozen 'home style' meals for those who cannot prepare their own, for example if their normal help is unavailable. In cases of exceptional need they can provide the service free but they do rely on donations for this. See their friends page for details.