Sedbergh Community Cupboard works in a similar way to a regular food bank by providing food and household items to families and individuals who are experiencing financial hardship. Support may be needed for just for a week or so, but sometimes for a bit longer.
Sedbergh Community Cupboard works in collaboration with the national charity Fareshare, taking surplus food from supermarkets and redirecting it to households that need it. Sedbergh Community Cupboard is run by volunteers who unload the Fareshare delivery each week, sort the food, and pack it into bags ready for collection. As well as Fareshare we rely on public donations of food and household items.
If you or anyone you know is facing hardship at the moment, this service is discrete and confidential, and it is not means tested so there are no complicated forms to fill in or “proof” requested. We simply ask that you let us know when you no longer need the support so it can be given to someone else in need.
Collection of Community Cupboard food bags should be made on Thursday afternoons between 1:30pm and 4pm from Cornerstone Community Church on New Street, Sedbergh. If you cannot collect your bag in person you should arrange for a friend or family member to collect it on your behalf. We may be able to deliver to your doorstep in exceptional circumstances.
To request Community Cupboard support please fill in the form below. A volunteer will be in touch to confirm details, and arrange for a food pack to be prepared for collection. All information given will be kept in confidence.