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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.


Referral Agencies

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 ChildrenTel: 028 4461 7837

Christians Against PovertyTel: 0800 328 0006   or   01274 760 839

Bryson CareTel:028 4461 3630   or  028 4483 8709


Clanrye Family FoundationsTel: 028 3089 8119

Down SureStartTel: 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
  • Tea/coffee
  • Cereal
  • Jam
  • Sauces, e.g. Curry, Sweet and Sour sauce
  • Pasta
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tomato/brown sauce
  • Spaghetti hoops
  • Rice
  • Packet mash/ tinned potatoes
  • Rice pudding/custard
  • Packet of biscuits
  • A treat, e.g. packet of sweets
  • Tinned soup/cup-a-soup
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning Products


   Fountain Foodbank

1 John 4:19 ‘We love because He first loved us.