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“Enhancing the Wellbeing of Children and Families in Their Local Communities”


We are holders of Bishop's Stortford Foodbank vouchers and also hold parcels for emergency times when the Foodbank is closed. 

Bishop’s Stortford Foodbank provides emergency food to people in need. It is staffed by volunteers from all the churches in the town and other members of the community with no church affiliation. 

 One voucher will enable you to collect a Foodbank parcel on once occasion. 

  • You may have up to three vouchers, but only one at a time. 
  • The food in the parcels include cereals, milk, fruit juice, soup, pasta, meat, fish, pudding and vegetables
Donations for the Foodbank can be contributed at The Methodist Church during Foodbank opening hours or Tesco Bishop's Park.  

 Opening Hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:   10am-12:30pm:    Methodist Church, 34B South Street,                                                                                                                                            Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3AZ.   

Visit the Bishop’s Stortford Foodbank website.

The Exchange

'Exchange' is based at the Bishop's Stortford Baptist Church Centre and is a place for people to pass on things they no longer need.

How does it work?

  • 'Exchange' takes in donated items and passes them to new owners, free of charge.  
  • If you need something in particular, you can call beforehand to check what is available on 07955 140293.
  • 'Exchange' provides a warm welcome and a cup of tea/coffee.  
  • You will be shown what is available and you can choose a number of items free of charge.


Opening Hours:  Tuesdays:  1.30pm - 3:30pm:  The Baptist Church Centre, Twyford Road, Bishop's Stortford,                                                                                                                                                                             CM23 3LJ.