Covid-19

These are the changes that will take place at Southend Foodbank in response to the coronavirus guidance issued by the government.

The changes in our operating service are as follows:

  • Handing out parcels to people who come to the foodbank at the front door
  • Stopping wraparound support and services, like refreshments and signposting
  • Closing the following centres week commencing the 30th of March.
    • Ferndale DC – usually open on Wednesdays from 10-12
    • Belle Vue DC’s Friday session – usually open on Fridays from 10-12.
    • Changing our opening times as follows:
    • Belle Vue DC – will be open on Tuesdays from 12-3, instead of 1-3
    • Our Westcliff DC will move to St Saviours from Kings Road URC

This is our revised timetable from next week:

Day DC Venue Time
Monday Hawkwell DC Hawkwell Baptist
Rectory Road
Rochford
SS4 1UE
5-6:30pm
Tuesday Belle Vue DC Belle Vue Baptist
Belle Vue Avenue
Southend-on-sea
SS1 2QZ
12-3pm
Wednesday Westcliff DC (Please note change in venue) St Saviours
Kings Rd
Westcliff-on-Sea
SS0 8LL
2-4pm
Thursday Shoebury DC Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church
90 Thorpdene Gardens
Shoeburyness
SS3 9JD
1-3pm
Friday Earls Hall DC Earls Hall Baptist Church
120 Hobleythick Lane
Westcliff-on-sea
SS0 0RJ
12:30-2:30pm
Saturday Leigh DC West Leigh Baptist Church
1150 London Road
Leigh-on-sea
SS9 2AJ
9:30 – 11am

Our primary concern is ensuring that anyone who needs a foodbank remains able to access food in a way that is safe for everyone involved, and we hope that with your help, we will be able to ensure no one falls through the gap at this challenging time.