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2. Donating food and toiletries
UK food banks saw an 89% increase in need in April 2020 compared to April 2019 so your donations are appreciated. Whilst the lockdown has eased, the economic impact of the pandemic is continuing to be felt by many local residents, with need for food bank support continuing to be high.
You can donate food and toiletries to local foodbanks either directly or at the drop-off points in most supermarkets. Alternatively, some streets, neighbourhoods and community groups are organising collection points for their local food banks.
Support a food bank
If you would like to donate food, toiletries or funds to support local food banks, we have donation links for the following:
- Epsom and Ewell Foodbank (operates in the north of the borough): funds; food and toiletries
- Loveworks (operates in the centre of the borough) Food/ toiletries
- St Matthew’s Foodbank (operates in the Redhill area)
- Welcare (East Surrey) - click the “donate” button and select “East Surrey”
- Renewed Hope Trust
- Horley Food Bank
Many of the food banks are holding “donation drive throughs” around the borough on specific dates. To find out more visit their websites or follow them on social media.
We want to thank the individuals and businesses who have supported our emergency response.
As restrictions have eased and the demand for emergency support has reduced significantly, we are changing the support we offer. However, we are still working with local partners and volunteers to make sure residents, particularly vulnerable residents and those self-isolating, receive the help they need. We are also ready to respond to future local outbreaks if required.
Businesses and organisations who want to help can still contact us by emailing [email protected]
You can still donate money via our CAF Donate campaign.
The Community Fund for Reigate & Banstead
The Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead provides support to local projects which tackle need, disadvantage, and community participation across the borough. All grants from the Fund are now being made specifically to local charities and projects that need financial support to provide their services to assist with the Coronavirus response.
Help to provide more PPE
Find out how you can help to provide more Personal Protectibe Equipment (Surrey County Council website)