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Foodbank Opening Times

Tuesdays 10.00 – 12.00 noon

Fridays 10.00 – 12.00 noon

Fountain Foodbank provides food for people in need and when appropriate, a listening ear.

Downpatrick Presbyterian Church, supported by other local groups, manages Fountain Foodbank. Volunteers pack and issue the food. Anyone in need of help can get support. We prefer to work through our partner organisations who issue vouchers to anyone in need. The vouchers allow Fountain Foodbank to account to the donors for the food delivered and the associated expenditure.

No one is turned away, even if they do not have a voucher. A typical food parcel is designed to last a family for three days. The parcel will be adapted to meet the needs of a particular client. The partner organisations can collect food if they wish to maintain client anonymity.

How to use the Fountain Foodbank:

  • Contact one of the partner organisations. They will issue you with a voucher.
  • Bring your voucher to the foodbank in Downpatrick Presbyterian Church Hall during opening hours ( Tuesdays and Fridays 10.00-12.00)
  • Volunteers will greet you and arrange for your food parcel to be packed. Partners can also collect the food on your behalf.

You can get a voucher from any of the following Partners:

citizens-advice-bureau-logo-007Telephone for appointment  028 44614110

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CDRCN New Logo 2012 FINAL At Ballymote Centre, Daniella or Jenny

028 44612311




   Hotline Tel: 02844616557


Castle Living Choices email:

If you have young children these organisations may be able to give you a voucher:

DOWN SureStart Tel:028613630

HomeStartLogoColour Tel: 028 4461 5727

action for children Tel:028 44617837

Brysonlogo Tel:028 44613630 or 028 44838709


If you are between 16 and 25,  MACS may be able to help:

Tel: 028 44615155


Your local GP may be able to give you a voucher for Fountain Foodbank.



For those that would like to contribute to the foodbank, we would greatly appreciate the following non-perishable items:

  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned meat/meals/pies (e.g. corned beef, chicken in white sauce, mince beef and onion pie, etc.)
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Orange juice
  • Diluting cordial
  • UHT or long life milk
  • Sugar
  • Tea/coffee
  • Cereal
  • Sauces, e.g. Ragu, tomato sauce
  • Pasta
  • Tinned pasta, e.g. spaghetti hoops
  • Rice
  • Packet mash/ tinned potatoes
  • Rice pudding/custard
  • Packet of biscuits
  • A treat, e.g. packet of sweets
  • Vegetable/sunflower oil
  • Tinned soup/cup-a-soup
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning Products

You can make a donation at the foodbank during foodbank opening times, Tuesdays and Fridays 10.00- 12.00.

Or at any donation point:

Local Churches including :

  • Downpatrick Presbyterian Church
  • Downpatrick Methodist Church
  • Down Cathedral
  • St Patrick’s Church
  • Saul Parish Church
  • Downpatrick Non- Subscribing  Presbyterian Church
  • Ardglass Presbyterian Church

Also at 

  • Downpatrick Ulster Property Sales
  • Supervalu, Ballymote
  • Milligan’s  Stores, Ardglass

Contact Fountain Foodbank 074 4401 5883 or if you would like to have your donation collected.

Many thanks.

Fountain Foodbank is a local charity responding to God’s love, by providing food parcels to those who find themselves in difficult circumstances.