About this cause
St Matthew's Foodbank is run by volunteers, serving those in need within Redhill, Surrey, and surrounding areas. Clients are recommended by various agencies including Citizens Advice, Raven Housing Association, and social and probation services. We average 30-40 clients per week, but Covid-19 has resulted in a threefold increase.
How this cause brings people in the community together
We have adapted during the crisis, as client numbers have increased from 30-40 per week to an average of 100. We have worked with Reigate and Banstead BC to identify those in need and we have organised home deliveries for those who are shielding from Covid-19. Where clients come to collect food, we have organised social distancing. Clients have been generous in their appreciation.