GODALMING & VILLAGES COMMUNITY STORE

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GODALMING & VILLAGES COMMUNITY STORE

Godalming Town Council has collaborated with the Farncombe & Godalming Coronavirus Assistance Group and the St Mark’s Food Bank to open the Godalming & Villages Community Store to support our community.

If you’ve become unemployed, furloughed or are waiting for Universal Credit this is likely to be a worrying time for you.  You may never have thought you would need a food bank or similar and for some this will be difficult to come to terms with.  The Community Store is about the community supporting its friends and neighbours during these unprecedented and difficult times.

The Community Store can assist with free basic food, personal hygiene, sanitary and domestic cleaning items.  The Community Fridge within the Store can also offer fresh produce as well as some frozen produce too.

The Community Store is a temporary measure during the current coronavirus pandemic to supplementing the work of the St Mark’s Foodbank. The Community Store is open Monday-Friday 10.30am-12.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

How to Visit the Community Store

If you, or someone you know, is in need of support please either call the Town Council on 01483 523575 (Monday-Friday excluding Bank Holidays) or by email office@godalming-tc.gov.uk

When you contact us you will be given a time slot to visit the store, this is to protect both yourself and the volunteers working at the Community Store.  Please mention at the time of your call/email if you are shielding or self-isolating.

If you are unable to pick up from the Store, please call St Mark’s Food Bank on 01483 418741 Monday-Wednesday 10.00am-2.00pm/Thursday 11.00am-1.30pm.

How to Donate to the Community Store

The Store takes in donations and makes them available free of charge to others.

If you would like to support the Community Store, this can be done by taking donated goods directly to the Wilfrid Noyce Centre during the Store’s opening times, or you can donate on Tuesday mornings between 9.00am and 11.00am at the following locations:

Binscombe Church
St John’s Church
Busbridge Church
Milford Village Hall
Godalming College
The Borough Hall
Bramley Village Hall
Compton Club
Long Gore

In addition to Trolley Tuesday location points, the Godalming & Farncombe Coronavirus Assistance Group have set up several additional drop off locations to help make it easy for you to continue to donate.  Please see map for the extra locations plus there are also drop off points at the following:

Puttenham Infant School (8.30am-3pm Monday to Friday until 21 July)
Broadwater School (8.45am-4pm Monday to Friday until 17 July)
Little Ray’s Pre-School (Godalming Town Football Club) (9am-3pm Monday to Friday until 18 July)

Map Showing Donation Point Locations

Thank you to those kind people who regularly donate.

If you wish to make a monetary donation to the Community Store please contact the Finance Officer on finance@godalming-tc.gov.uk and bank details will be provided.  Thank you.

Please Can You Donate Any of These Items?

All in date, unopened tinned and packaged food items, sanitary products and domestic cleaning products are very much appreciated. With some items more in need than others, donations of the items listed below are particularly welcome:

Urgently Needed

Bleach
Chickpeas
Dried Fruit
Herbal and Decaf Tea
Long Life Orange Juice
Men and Women’s Spray Deodorant
Multipacks of Crisps
Shampoo
Shower Gel
Toilet Roll 4 Packs
Washing Detergent

Currently Overstocked With 

Baked Beans
Pasta
Rice
Soup
Tomatoes

Thank you for your support for the Community Store, working with St Marks Food Bank we hope between us we are able to help as many people as possible in our community who find themselves in need of support.

A huge thank you to those who have already donated and to those kind  people who regularly donate.