Mansfield Community Foodshare Project
Based at Ladybrook Community Centre and run by Ladybrook Enterprises Ltd, Mansfield Community Foodshare project has been set up to make good use of unsold fresh, edible food and produce from local supermarkets, which would otherwise go to waste.
By working with Fareshare, we are able to offer surplus food items from out local Tesco community here at the centre to people who would like to utilise them. All food is still edible and is ideal for freezing.
Available for collection from the community centre during our drop in hours of 12pm – 3pm every weekday afternoon, all food is free to take with a maximum of 5 items per person available to ensure as many people as possible benefit
The aim of the project is to stop the food from being waster whilst offering an opportunity for the people of Mansfield and District to access free food if they need to or want to help to save the environment. We would love to hear from you if you want to get involved with the project as a volunteer or if you grow/have food that you would like to donate to the project. Schools, community groups and organisations are more than welcome to donate goods to be shared with the community. Contact us to get involved.
Tel: 01623 624208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Mansfield & Ashfield Emergency Foodbank
St John's Community Foodbank has been serving their local community for the last five years and has agreed to take over this project from Ashfield Voluntary Action and continue to work with them in partnership alongside Mansfield CVS, Sutton Christian Fellowship and a number of other organisations so that the Emergency Foodbank, over time, will better meet the needs of people in Ashfield and Mansfield.
The service is accessed via a referral from a social worker, support worker, Local Council, Job Centre, Citizen's Advice, Health Visitor or similar agency. They will ring the hotline on your behalf which is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm on 07592 482 472. You will then be given a reference number and told where you can collect your parcel.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army offer the distribution of food parcels Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10am – 2pm.
The Salvation Army
Tel: 01623 652021
Sherwood Forest Food Bank
Open Monday & Thursday 1:30pm – 4pm
The Stables Café,
Tel: 07932 452533
Shirebrook Christian Centre – Food Bank
Open Wednesday 7-9pm, Thursday 9-5pm, Friday 9-5pm & Sunday 5.30pm
18-26 Main Street,
Tel: 01634 744371
Shirebrook Methodist Church – Freedom Centre
Open every Wednesday 10am – 1pm
The Freedom Centre provides a free café, food bank, support workers to help you with debts/benefit advice, housing issues and a variety of other things too!
4 Church Drive,
Tel: 01623 743263
The Beacon Centre
Open Tuesdays 12-2pm, Wednesdays 12-1.30pm and Friday 12-1.30pm. On Thursdays you will find them in the town centre near the library providing soup & sandwiches 8:30pm – 9:30pm.
The Beacon provides a range of services to homeless people. Most basically, we are open three lunchtimes a week providing free food and an evening. On Tuesdays we provide toast and tea/coffee and on Wednesdays and Fridays a hot meal with pudding.
We also have facilities for washing clothes, offer showers, provide access to a Nurse from a local surgery, offer food parcels and provide clothing and sleeping bags.
The Beacon Centre,
Tel: 07943 630952
Bridge Street Methodist Church
The Soup Kitchen opens in the Church Foyer on Monday and Friday nights (including bank holidays) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
We offer space, a comfortable seat, warmth, a welcome and soup, tea/coffee and sandwiches. Anyone without a home to call their own is welcome to come along.
Tel: 01623 640845
Following retirement from employment, Mansfield Voluntary Service (C.V.S) have given me so much help and advice to start up our community group over 10 years ago. We wanted to get the children in the community a new play park. Without the help of Mansfield C.V.S directing us how to write and prepare a Business plan we wouldn’t have achieved the £68,000 to pay for it.
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