Tel: 07444015883 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update May 2020
We are continuing to operate the foodbank in order to help those in most need but at the same time ensuring we follow Government guidelines to keep our volunteers as safe as possible.
Weekly Delivery Service – we will be operating a weekly delivery service, beginning Wednesday 1st April. This is strictly for those in desperate food poverty, NOT for those who cannot leave their homes. Other help is available for people in those categories.
Food Parcels– If you are in need please get in touch with the usual referral agencies listed below or ring 07444015883. Please give as much notice as possible so deliveries can be arranged.
Deliveries – Our volunteers will not enter your home but will leave the parcel outside your door.
Donations – Donations of non-perishable food can be made in ASDA, Downpatrick and Supervalu, Ballymote but NOT at the foodbank at the church. There is also a donation point in Saintfield for the whole community at First Saintfield Presbyterian Church every Tuesday between 7pm and 8pm. (See below for details.)
Fountain Foodbank is a local cross community charity responding to God’s love, by providing emergency food parcels to those who find themselves in difficult circumstances. As an organisation with a Christian basis, we are looking to God to supply our needs and to our faith in Him to help us face these difficult times, being assured of His love and our salvation in Him.
Community Advice – Tel: 0300 30 30 306
County Down Rural Community Network – Tel: 028 4461 2311
Daniella: 07736043289 or Jenny: 07828771613
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Tel: 028 4461 6557
Simon Community NI – Tel: 028 4461 4178
Home Start (for families with young children) – Tel: 028 4461 5727
Action For Children – Tel: 028 4461 7837
Christians Against Poverty – Tel: 0800 328 0006 or 01274 760 839
Bryson Care – Tel:028 4461 3630 or 028 4483 8709
Clanrye Family Foundations – Tel: 028 3089 8119
Down SureStart – Tel: 028 4461 3630
MACS (aged between 16-25) – Tel: 028 4461 5155
Caring Communities Safe & Well (aged 65+) – Tel: 028 9756 6934
Local GP, Multi Disciplinary Team Social workers – Contact your local GP
Currently donations can ONLY be made via donation points in Asda, Downpatrick and Supervalu, Ballymote. We are not taking donations at the foodbank for safety reasons.
Saintfield Community Fountain Foodbank Collection – There will be a donation point for the whole community at First Saintfield Presbyterian Church every Tuesday between 7pm and 8pm. If you would like to donate but can’t make it on a Tuesday please contact Suzanne Leaker (07525194878) who will be happy to help arrange an alternative drop off or collection.
For those that would like to contribute to the foodbank, we would greatly appreciate the following non-perishable items:
- Tinned vegetables- peas, sweetcorn, carrots, beans
- Tinned meat (ham, corned beef)
- Tinned meals/pies (e.g. chicken in white sauce, mince beef and onion pie,)
- Tinned fish
- Tinned fruit
- UHT or long-life milk
- Sauces, e.g. Curry, Sweet and Sour sauce
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tomato/brown sauce
- Spaghetti hoops
- Packet mash/ tinned potatoes
- Rice pudding/custard
- Packet of biscuits
- A treat, e.g. packet of sweets
- Tinned soup/cup-a-soup
- Cleaning Products