Food Bank


In this hard economic climate many families and individuals are struggling to make ends meet. Some people are in emergency situations as they wait for benefits to begin. Food bank, organised by the Trussel Trust, is a way of helping in such situations. Agencies are able to refer people who are in genuine emergency to a food bank so that they can receive 3 days worth of food. The Doncaster Foodbank is supported by a number of churches in Doncaster including St Francis church. The Foodbank is based in the town centre at Reachout at Christ Church on Thorne Road.

How can people in Bessacarr help?

  • Volunteer at the Doncaster Foodbank. See
  • Provide some food for the foodbank by dropping it off at a local collection point.

What food items are needed?

Milk (UHT or Powdered), Sugar (500g), Fruit juice (carton), Soup, Pasta sauces, Sponge pudding(tinned), Tomatoes (tinned), cereals, rice pudding (tinned), tea bags/instant coffee, instant mash potato, rice/pasta,tinned meat/fish,tinned vegetables,tinned fuit,jam,biscuits or snack bars

When and where can I drop off food?

There is a box in the entrance hall and also in the cafe at St Francis church, Nostell place. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 10.30am and 12 Noon and Sundays between 9.30am and 10.30am are particularly good times to drop off food.