In 2016 with people like yourselves and our partners and our volunteers we helped 5, 049 people in our community with the figure rising in 2017 to 11,504. In the first five months of 2018 the figure is still rising and is more than the whole of people in our community and locality that were helped in 2016.
Who are our clients
You would be surprised. They are from many different backgrounds and walks of life from professionals to the homeless and they are a daily reminder that it could be any one of us, for instance, people like Luke
Luke writes: thank you Bethany Foodbank for your hardwork and dedication. And in supporting me at this difficult time. Keep up the good work. God Bless. Kind regards Luke.
How does it work
As its name implies it is for emergency access. Referrals are made via Social Services, Police, Prison Services, Local Refuges, Churches and similar agencies. An authorised voucher is issued by the referee which in turn is checked by the front desk of the foodbank. A series of questions are then asked so that the appropriate food parcel can be made up.
We realise how hard it is for our customers visiting us for the first time and we ensure that they are treated with respect and made to feel at ease as soon as possible by offering a warm drink, a bite to eat and a chat if they want to talk to somebody.
When are we open
Tuesdays and Thursdays we are open between the hours of 11.30 am to 13.00 pm. On Wednesdays, we open at 11.00 am and close at midday.
How can you find us?
We are situated on the former Collier Land Rover site (next to Abbey Service Station) and can be accessed from Orphanage Road in Erdington, Birmingham.