Opening times at Hope Church
Monday: 10.00am – 11.00am
Tuesday: 10.00am – 11.00am
Thursday: 10.00am – 11.00am
Friday: 10.00am – 12.00am
Under exceptional circumstances, food can be collected on a Sunday but this is by appointment only. A request must be made by calling
07484 394749 in advance.
We distribute and accept food in partnership with Waveney Foodbank.
We know that a crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear.
Meeting your needs
Your FoodBank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian.
Preparing your food
Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead.
Practical guidance and support
FoodBank volunteers take the time to listen and support you.
FoodBank works using a voucher referral system.
In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis.
If you are in a financial crisis and live in England or Wales, please call 0808
2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to talk confidentially with a trained Citizens Advice adviser. They can help address your crises and provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate the benefits system, and identify any additional grants you could be entitled to. If needed, they’ll issue you with a voucher so you can get an emergency food parcel from your local food bank.