Floating Food Bank!
We are now able to offer food, toiletries and other essentials to those who find themselves struggling financially to make ends meet. We know that the self-employed and small businesses, as well as those who may have lost their job or are experiencing a gap in benefits or indeed any kind of financial difficulty may be finding times tough.
That is why we recognise that a food bank is much needed here in Eccleshall Parish. There are food banks in Stone and Stafford, but we wanted to go about it slightly differently.
Helpline: 07534 914629, open 9am-12 midday Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Instead of stockpiling food, we will purchase an essential package of food for you and your family according to your specific needs, which is why we're calling it a floating food bank, it doesn't take up floor space! Essentials packages may consist of supplies such as, but not limited to, the following:
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
Lentils, beans and pulses
Bread and butter
Toothpaste, soap, nappies, personal hygeine products etc.
Should there be anything else that you require, then please add it to your request (limited and deemed essential items, not alcohol/tobacco) or call the helpline to check if it falls into the essentials category.
Simply fill out the request form online below, and include any information you think we need, for example, family size, unique needs etc. Please note that some items like a sensible amount of chocolate ARE considered essentials within reason, but not tobacco or alcohol. Try to think of nutritious basics. Most items will be generic own-brands where possible, and generally the most cost-effective versions of all items. If there are items you feel you need but are unsure whether we will provide them, please call our helpline on 07534 914629 between 9am and 12 midday on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Although there is a formal declaration at the end of the below form which feels a little stiff, we want all our service-users to know that lots of lovely people in Eccleshall have donated money to Eccleshall Cares because we really want to support you, and make sure nobody in the Parish ever has to go without the essentials. Please read it and consider it carefully before agreeing.
You can put in a request using this form any time of the day or night, but our admin team will process them between 9am and midday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.