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

How To Donate

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:

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).

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

Thank You!

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 the Food Parcels Project over the next few months up to 24th March 2024. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

The Community Fridge project was generously funded by Hubbub who enabled us to purchase the Community Fridge and the Community Shed and set everything up. Would you like to know more about their network of community fridges? Have a look on their site here:

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, businesses, 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 food items each week, 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: