The Foodbank is open to people with a voucher every Friday between 12.30-2.30pm.

If you have food you'd like to donate please drop it off at the the Gleadless Valley Methodist Church, Blackstock Road S14 1FT during these opening hours. If this is impossible for you please contact us and we'll see if we can collect the food from you.

The Gleadless Valley Foodbank was founded by people from five different churches in Heeley and Gleadless. We now partner with over 25 churches and a number of agencies, schools and workplaces. We couldn't do what we do without them making it happen!

Churches, schools, agencies, charitable trusts, local businesses and community groups help us to make all this possible. If you'd like to see who our partners are or how you could become one please Read more




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The Foodbank is only able to give out food to people who come with a red voucher which are given out by agencies who have partnered with us.

If you're in need of a food voucher go along to the Citizens Advice Bureau on London Road (416-418 London Rd, S2 4ND). They will chat to you about how they can help with your situation and give you a voucher for the foodbank when needed. Their drop-in sessions are Mondays 10-5pm and Wednesdays 10-1pm.

For more information please click on our frequently asked questions sheet FAQ which covers common questions under these headings:

1. If you're thinking of using the Foodbank

2. If you represent an agency interested in partnering with the Foodbank

3. If you would like to donate food or money to the Foodbank

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We tend to be short on:

  • sugar (500g packs)
  • tinned meat/fish
  • juice (cartons)
  • toilet rolls

We also appreciate receiving specific essential toiletries e.g. nappies, wipes, toilet rolls for families with young children and babies.

If you have food you'd like to donate please bring it during opening hours.

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