Posted by Devenia Besant on 11 Dec 2018

The Epsom & Ewell Foodbank are fundraising to be able to give their clients a fresh meal – meat and vegetables – to cook for Christmas.  New data recently released shows December was the busiest month for local foodbanks last year. During December 2017, The Trussell Trust’s network provided 159,388 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis; 65,622 of these went to children. This is a 49% increase on the monthly average for the 2017-18 financial year, shocking and very sad numbers.

This year the Epsom & Ewell foodbank have linked up with our local butchers and greengrocers to be able to offer fresh Christmas meals to those that would struggle to have one otherwise and they really could do with  your help.

Would you like to give someone the opportunity to have a fresh roast dinner this Christmas Day?

Any amount would help the foodbank and would be gratefully received  but they are suggesting:

🍽 £15+ for a single person
🍽 £25+ for a household of two
🍽 £30+ for a family

This means for example, a family could purchase a joint of meat from their local butchers and get fresh veg from their local greengrocer or Co-op to cook a fresh Christmas meal. You donate, and the foodbank will do the rest.

If you would like to you can donate online here please do mark in the reference “Christmas meal” or if you would like to transfer directly into the foodbanks bank account, please email Naomi for the account details on

Alternatively food donations are always welcome at the foodbank and there are a number of drop off locations including their Head Office on Ruxley Lane, Ewell with other drop off locations in Banstead, Tadworth, Epsom and Leatherhead.  You can find address details for these here.

Thanks for reading and I know any help at all will be appreciated.

Dee xx

Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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