Food Parcels Project & Community Fridge

Welcome to the Ash Villages Food Parcels Project and Ash Vale Community Fridge

The Ash Vale Community Fridge is open to all, 24/7 and you can find it at The Chapel project in our Community Shed in the car park. We are on Wharf Road, GU12 5AY. Give what you can, take what you need. It’s for everyone in the community, to reduce food waste. (more news in the blog posts below) #AshValeCommunityFridge

The Ash Villages Food Parcels Project started as a covid-19 support initiative but is now essentially a Community Food Bank covering Ash, Ash Vale, Ash Green and Tongham. You can be referred for a parcel by Citizens Advice, Schools, Social Services, Homestart, DWP and local churches etc. (more news in the blog posts below). We operate under St Mary’s church charity number 1152717 and rely entirely on donations of food and funds to support local people in need. You can donate here to support this important work:

https://givealittle.co/campaigns/7a47190c-ad4e-4cf9-8662-da844101a41c

Both of these amazing initiatives are delivered by a wonderful team of local volunteers. The projects are jointly run by St Mary’s Church Ash Vale and Ash Villages Support Circle, and kindly hosted by The Chapel Project (former Methodist church) on Wharf Rd GU12 5AY #AshVillagesFoodParcelsProject

If you need to contact us urgently for a food parcel, please call 07730 609446. Less urgent enquiries can be sent to us by text or email: FoodParcels@ash-vale.org.uk

Some important thank yous:

We are delighted to share that we have just had news of funding from the Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund, which will be helping us to deliver this project over the next few months. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

We are hugely grateful to Surrey County Council Community Fund, SPARKS, Ash Parish Council, Co-op Community Fund, private donors, generous neighbours, and amazing churches, schools and community groups who have all contributed funds or items, and made this very important work possible. We are hugely endebted to Co-op, Tesco and Bookers for their donations of fresh items each week for the parcels, and our army of awesome volunteers who make it all happen. (Scroll down in the news section below to see more about our supporters, the team and what we do!).

Ash Villages Food Parcels & Community Fridge News: