St. Andrew's Food Bank

We are an emergency food resource for people who are unable to feed themselves or their families due to financial difficulties or crisis.

St Andrew's Food Bank exists to help put food on the tables of those in desperate need. We operate as a food bank from our church hall every Thursday 1.30-2.30pm and offer bags of food, and also a warm welcome and a friendly face. Donations to the food bank are always gratefully received. (See Latest News for information about holiday closures)

We give out an average of 25 bags a week, containing around 325 items in total. Our supplies often run low, so we are always grateful for donations of food. Please leave it at the church office on weekday mornings, or at the back of church when it is open. We also welcome donations of money with which we can purchase food and other necessities. A huge THANK YOU to all our regular contributors. We could not operate without you. We are also very grateful to Morrisons at Morton Park, and their customers, who offer weekly support to the Food Bank.

Other Foodbanks in the area if you can't get to St. Andrew's :

  • King’s Church Foodbank - Whessoe Road.
       Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1pm – 3pm
  • St.Mary’s Community Centre – Cockerton.
       Thursday, 1pm - 3pm
  • St.Columba Church – Clifton Road.
       Friday, 11am – 12pm
  • Salvation Army Citadel – Thompson St East
       Friday 5.30pm-7pm
  • Darlington Baptist Church – Grange Road
       Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-12.30pm
  • Word of Life Christian Centre – Corporation Road
       Saturday 11.30am-1pm
  • Firthmoor & District Community Centre – Burnside Road
       Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Who Can Use the Food Bank?

You do not need a voucher or referral letter. If you are unable to provide food for yourself or your family, you are warmly welcome. You may come once or twice, or you may need to come regularly. You may only need us at the end of a month, or just before pay day. While you are in crisis, we will help you.