We are a charity that aims to help you if you live in Ledbury, or any of the surrounding villages. If you are suffering from financial hardship and finding it difficult to provide food for yourself, your family or dependents we are here to help.

This website will tell you all you need to know about how to get food »

We are an independent Food Bank, run entirely by volunteers who passionately believe that no one should go hungry. Pop in to see us; you can be sure of a friendly face and a sympathetic ear. Your conversations at the Foodbank are completely confidential.


Bosbury Sub-Branch

We also have a "sub-branch" in the village of Bosbury, please click below for opening hours and further details...


HOW IT WORKS

Come to our premises at St Katherine's Hall, Ledbury, between 10am and 12 noon on Wednesday or Friday. You will need an authorised voucher before you can be given food (see below). Once authorised this voucher will entitle you to visit the food bank once a week for up to 6 visits.



How do I get my voucher authorised?

Listed below are the agencies who can issue vouchers. We urge you to use the agency most relevant to your situation, since as well as authorising the voucher they may be able to help you with the underlying issues which have caused you to seek help from us.

If you are unable to visit one of these agencies, you can come to the food bank without a voucher. Our volunteers will discuss your situation with you, and if we feel we can help you, we will authorise a voucher for you. If for any reason we are not able to authorise a voucher for you, an emergency supply of food will always be given to you.

On each visit you can have enough food for you and your family for 3 days.

At Ledbury Food Bank we pride ourselves on providing our clients with fresh fruit and vegetables; we give you the opportunity to choose the food that you need, and we also stock toiletries and household items.

Please note that our volunteers are strictly forbidden from giving money to our clients.


Agencies who can authorise vouchers

  1. Age UK - The Master's House, Ledbury, HR8 1EA
    Telephone: 0333 0066 299, Email: contact@ageukhl.org
  2. CAB Hereford
    Tel: 0344 826 9685, Email: via website
  3. Fortis Housing Association
  4. Herefordshire Social Services
  5. John Masefield High School
    Tel: 01531 631012, Email: admin@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk
  6. Ledbury Community Hospital
  7. Ledbury Police Community Support Officers
  1. Ledbury Primary School
  2. Ledbury Town Council - Reception on Church Street
  3. Family Doctor
  4. Home Start Herefordshire
  5. Hereford Probation/CRC
  6. Hereford Welfare Rights
  7. Addaction Hereford
  8. Mind Hereford
  9. Some local clergy
  10. Some other schools

Other support offered to clients

We are set up with the sole purpose of providing food to those in need, however, we understand that our clients often have a range of underlying issues.

We are very lucky to have two retired social workers, with considerable experience, who volunteer with us. They understand the problems that cause people to need help from us and can lend a sympathetic ear and also point you towards the agencies that can help you further.



HOW CAN YOU HELP US

Donate Food & Toiletries

There are donation trolleys in Tesco and the Co-Op and there is a sign in those locations which tells you which items we are currently short of or would be particularly welcome. There are also a number of collection points in the area where you can leave food, namely:

  • Ledbury Food Bank during opening hours
  • Most churches in the area
  • TSB Ledbury
  • Halo Leisure Ledbury
  • Leadon Bank

Please ensure that all items have a reasonably long use by/best before date and are otherwise in a saleable condition. We prefer standard rather than large/family size packs if possible. If donating fresh items, please remember that we are only open on Wednesday and Friday mornings.


What should you donate?

If you are unable to consult the boards in Tesco and the Co-Op (see above) we are usually in need of the following items:


Tinned & Bottled Goods:

  • Soup
  • Beans, Peas & Sweetcorn
  • Canned Meats
  • Squash
  • Rice & Other Puddings
  • Fruit
  • Fish (Tuna, Pilchards, Sardines)
  • Jam

Dry Goods:

  • UHT Milk (Blue or Green)
  • Tea Bags & Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Biscuits
  • Pasta or Rice
  • Boxed Cereals
  • Fruit Juice
  • Treats

Home Essentials:

  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Wash-up Liquid
  • Shower Gel & Shampoo
  • Loo Roll
  • Baby Wipes
  • Handwash
  • Laundry Tabs
  • Tin Openers


Donate Money

We do accept cash and cheque donations at the foodbank during opening hours. Please make cheques payable to "Ledbury Food Bank". If you would like to make a regular payment by standing order please email or call us stating your name and postal address and we will send you a form.

Alternatively, you can click the button below to donate to us via Paypal...


Volunteer

The Ledbury Foodbank is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. If you would like to join us and are free on a Wednesday or Friday morning please email us for further information.

CONTACT & VISIT

: We are open between 10am and 12 noon every Wednesday and Friday (special arrangements may apply at Easter and Christmas).


: You can telephone us during our opening hours on 07581 283092.


: We are in the centre of Ledbury on the first floor of St Katherine's Hall, Ledbury, HR8 1DZ. The building is just off the main shopping road in Ledbury. If coming on foot you need to take the alleyway opposite Boots, there will be a sign outside so you can be sure you are going to the right place, just come up the stairs and someone will be there to welcome you.
Sadly there is no lift to our premises, but if you have mobility problems there is a bell at the foot of the stairs that you can ring for assistance.


: You can email us using the following email address - . Please note that this email address is not always monitored so it may take up to a week for anyone to respond to you.


: If you have a complaint about Ledbury Food Bank, please download and read our Complaints Policy »