Jedburgh Churches Food Bank

Our Foodbank was established in 2012 by the churches in Jedburgh, with help from the Salvation Army, to support struggling families and individuals in Jedburgh and the surrounding area.

Donors are the Jedburgh, Oxnam and Ancrum group of churches.

We are an unusual food bank in that we deliver parcels to houses rather than run as a kind of shop. A family food parcel is likely to consist of at least three heavy bags which are difficult to to manage for clients who are unlikely to have cars.

Donations can be dropped off at St John’s, St Mary’s churches and Jedburgh Old & Trinity, in the church buildings or their halls, and at Jed Fitness Centre in the foyer.

→ items needed

Items which go into every food parcel given are:-

Cereal- all types

Dry pasta – all shapes

Tea bags

Instant coffee – small jars

Jam or marmalade

Tins of rice pudding

Ready-made custard

Tins of fruit – all types

Simple long-life desserts e.g. individual sponge puddings, Instant Whip

Tins of potatoes / packets of potato mash

Tins of vegetables – especially peas, carrots, mixed veg and green beans

Small tins of cold meats – ham, chicken, Spam, luncheon meat and corned beef

Tinned hot meats – chicken in sauce, mince with onions, peas or carrots, beef stew, curry, korma, chilli, haggis, sausages, meat balls, vegetarian meat balls, spaghetti bolognese, tinned meat pies and puddings

Tinned and packeted whole meals – macaroni cheese, cauliflower cheese, spaghetti in sauce, full breakfast, ravioli in sauce

Tins of fish – tuna, salmon, sardines, pilchards.