News

The Big Help Out – A coffee morning hosted by the Foodbank & URC Church

Monday 8th May between 10-12 Join us as our Foodbank Volunteers give you an insight into the working life of the Foodbank, PLUS enjoy free tea, coffee and cake! Ever thought about what volunteering involves? Maybe you’ve wondered what happens behind the scenes of the Foodbank? How are all your donations organised, packaged and handed […]

Read more

10 Years of the Hertford & District Foodbank

  This week we mark the 10 year anniversary of the Hertford & District Foodbank.  The Foodbank first opened back in April 2013 and all began with a small group of people at a church meeting who identified a need within our communities. From here, these dedicated individuals researched and reached out to other Foodbanks […]

Read more

We wish Howard and Kathy Farewell

Nearly 10 years to the day when the Foodbank opened its doors for the first time on Monday 8th April 2013, the Foodbank Trustees,  management Committee and Volunteers met to show their appreciation and gratitude to Howard and Kathy, as Howard fully retires from his role as Foodbank Stock Controller on 31st March 2023. The […]

Read more

We’re calling on the UK government to Guarantee our Essentials

The Trussell Trust, alongside the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has launched a new campaign, calling on the UK government to Guarantee our Essentials. We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet people here in Hertford & the local District are going without the essentials we all need to get by. Everyone’s […]

Read more

Honour Lent differently this year… start a AdLent Calendar!

Wondering what to do for Lent this year? Why not use our #AdLentCalendar to inspire you instead! Lent is the period of six weeks (40 days not including Sundays) leading up to Easter, one of the most important festivals in the Christian calendar. During Lent it is quite common to find that people give up […]

Read more

New Permanent Donation Point

We are delighted to say that Natwest Bank in Hertford now has a permanent donation point which can be found next to the enquiries desk on the lefthand side as you enter the building. If you are in town and hoping to donate an item or two to us please pop into the branch and […]

Read more

Get Healthy and Donate to the Foodbank!

We are delighted to be able to say that Panshanger Parkrun are now regularly collecting food for us on the 3rd Saturday of every month, and our wonderful volunteers will be there to receive the donations (the next event is on the 21st January 2023). In November donations amounted to 125kg which was hugely appreciated […]

Read more

Christmas Opening Hours

We’re open as usual until Friday 23rd December. Over the festive period we are closed from December 24th until January 3rd 2023. We will however be opening on Friday 30th December for any emergencies. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Read more

Tesco Winter Collection 1st – 3rd December

With the need for food banks soaring as people struggle to cope with the rising cost of living, we are urging shoppers to donate to this year’s Tesco Winter Food Collection. From Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 December, customers will be encouraged to pick up an extra item or two as part of their weekly […]

Read more

Christmas Appeal

We are expecting one of our busiest Decembers this year at the Foodbank. Our incredible volunteers are busy supporting all those facing crisis this winter but we can’t do it without you. If you are able and want to, please do donate one of the below items before December 15th to allow us time to […]

Read more