Posted by Devenia Besant on 12 Jun 2020

Latest statistics for the Epsom and Ewell Foodbank show their numbers are still on the rise each month and sadly there is a drastic difference between this year and last year.

In May 2020 they fed 1,169  in comparison to May 2019 where 361 were fed.
In April 2020 they fed 1,035  in comparison to April 2019 386 were fed.
In March 2020 they fed 834 in comparison to March 2019 341 were fed.

This month they continue to be busy and thankfully community food donations are matching demand.  In fact due to limited storage space they are currently overstocked with the following items and have no room to store more at this time, the foodbank do not need – baby wipes, porridge, tinned soup, long life milk, pasta sauces and pulses. However as they are feeding a record number of people they will in no doubt be asking for these items in another month or so.

The current list of items they do need for anyone that would like to donate are listed below:

Tinned potatoes
Fruit squash<
Tins of pasta / beans with sausages
Packets of dried pasta in sauce
Washing up liquid
Sugar – small bags if possible
Shaving Gel / foam
Bar soap
Cooking sauces
Tinned fruit
Packet soup
Powdered milk
Chocolate / treats
Hair conditioner
Microwave rice
Long life fruit juice
Peanut butter

The majority of supermarkets still have collection bins which we empty on a regular basis.

Alternatively food can be dropped off at the food banks warehouse address is:

Generation Resource Centre, behind West Ewell Primary School, Ruxley Lane KT19 0JG

They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm for dropping donations, except Thursday when last time for donations is 2pm. For anyone that would like to donate money you can do a one of donation or monthly donations here.

The Epsom and Ewell Foodbank would like to thank the local community for their continued support.

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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