Today in the local area there are families struggling to put food on the table. For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis - redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill - can mean having to choose between paying the rent and eating. The Foodbank offers us a way to help them.

Please donate items of food from your cupboard or from your shopping trolley. Please see the list on the right of suitable non-perishable food items > > >

There are collection boxes in the porch of St Leonard's Church and in Shipham First School. They are emptied regularly, and the food taken to the Foodbank in Cheddar for distribution. This is intended to be a long-term initiative for as long as needed.

Cheddar Foodbank operates as part of the UK-wide foodbank network of The Trussell Trust. For further information see

E-mail the foodbank at


    • Milk (UHT or powdered)

    • Fruit juice (carton) or squash

  • Soup (tinned)

  • Potatoes (tinned or packet)

  • Pasta or rice

  • Pasta sauces

  • Vegetables (tinned)

  • Pulses

  • Cereals

  • Baked beans

  • Tinned meat or fish

  • Tinned fruit

  • Tinned tomatoes

  • Instant mashed potato

  • Rice pudding

  • Biscuits or snack bars

  • Jam or marmalade

  • Tea bags or coffee

Please check that sell-by dates are acceptable.

We cannot take food that is past its use-by date.

No pet food, please.

Cheddar Foodbank is open 10.30am to 12.30pm every Monday and Saturday. If you are able to volunteer to help during these times, if only once a month, to sort food donations and to make up food parcels, please contact Penny Cooke on 733304. Thank you.