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Tel:  07444015883  or email: fountainfoodbank@gmail.com

Update July 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.

How to Get Help from Fountain Foodbank from 7th August 2020 

The current delivery service will end on Wednesday 29th July 2020.

Fountain Foodbank will open for collection of parcels from Downpatrick Presbyterian Church Hall, beside the church, 16 Fountain Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6AW on Fridays in August 2020 from 10am to 12 noon.

Contact one of our Partner Referring Organisations, using the information below to collect a food parcel. They will ask you some questions and either, give you a foodbank paper voucher, or refer you to us by phone or email.

Alternatively if you cannot contact a partner organisation please ring 07444015883     or email: fountainfoodbank@gmail.com

Collection of Parcels

On Fridays between 10am and 12noon referred clients can come to Fountain Foodbank at Downpatrick Presbyterian Church, 16 Fountain Street, BT30 6AW to collect a food parcel.

  • Bring your voucher or referring information.
  • Please wear a mask when visiting.
  • Visitors should not visit the foodbank if they are ill.
  • Visitors should, if possible, come to the Foodbank alone.
  • Follow the one-way system and social distancing measures that are in place.
  • Follow the guidance of the volunteers.
  • Please use hand sanitiser provided.

Referral Agencies

Newry Mourne & Down Community Advice – Tel: 0300 30 30 306 (Mon-Fri 9am-2pm) or email: advice@advicenmd.com

County Down Rural Community Network – Tel: 028 4461 2311   

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Tel: 028 4461 6557

Simon Community NI 

Home Start (for families with young children) – Tel: 028 4461 5727

Action For ChildrenTel: 028 4461 7837

Christians Against Poverty – Local contact Tel: 07443 586701

Bryson CareTel:028 4461 3630   or  028 4483 8709

 

Clanrye Family FoundationsTel: 028 3089 8119

Down SureStart – (families of children under 4 years) 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

 

Donations

Currently donations of non-perishable goods can ONLY be made via donation points in Asda, Downpatrick and Supervalu, Ballymote. We are not taking donations at the foodbank for safety reasons.

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 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.

 

   Fountain Foodbank

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