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About food clubs

Food clubs support residents experiencing financial hardship with access to food and basic supplies. They can help provide a sustainable solution to food poverty and reduce the number of people needing to use emergency food banks on a long-term basis.

The Council's community development team have brought together a range of community partners and charitable food distributors, FareShare, to set up the food clubs. 

Joining a food club

Residents who are struggling to make ends meet, or referred by agencies, including schools, older people's services and food banks, can sign up to the membership scheme. Food clubs are open to people living within walking distance of the club.

There is an annual subscription of £1 to join a club and members pay £2 each week to attend.

Members receive nutritious and in-date surplus food from supermarkets at a discount. The food ranges from dry and tinned groceries, to fresh, seasonable fruit and vegetables, close to its sell by date.

Reigate & Banstead food clubs

There are five food clubs in the borough:

Horley Food Club

  • Address: Regent House, Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7JA
  • Opening times: Fridays, 12noon to 1.30pm

Merstham Food Club

  • Address: Merstham Community Hub, 2b Portland Drive, Merstham RH1 3JB
  • Opening times: Wednesdays, 12 noon to 2pm

Redhill Food Club

  • Address: Redhill Baptist Church, Hatchlands Road, Redhill RH1 6AE
  • Opening times: Wednesdays, 12.45pm to 2.15pm

St Marks Food Club serving Preston and Tattenhams

  • Address: St Marks Church, St Marks Road, Tadworth KT18 5RD
  • Opening times: Fridays, 1.30pm to 3pm

Woodhatch Food Club

  • Address: Woodhatch Community Centre, Whitebeam Drive, Reigate RH2 7LS
  • Opening times: Wednesdays, between 1pm and 2.15pm

Other help available

Please visit our 'I need help' pages for information about other support available, such as food banks and financial support, for those experiencing difficulties due to the pandemic.