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Food Box

alone we can do so little,


we can do so much.

Helen keller

Our Foodbanks

Hope Nottingham holds the East and West Nottingham franchise in partnership with The Trussell Trust to operate 14 foodbanks across the city.  This network would not exist without our partnerships with various churches and a local library. You can read about them below or click on the link to our seeded Trussell Trust Website for operational information.

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beeston 2011

Foodbank open Mon, Wed, Thurs 9.30 am -12.00 noon
Saturday 9.30 am - 10.30 am

Our Beeston base was the first Trussell Trust Foodbank in Nottingham. It now runs alongside our Hope Cafe, which is supported by a Citizen's Advice Worker on Mon and Wed, and a Debt Advice worker on Wednesdays, with a team of volunteer befrienders who provide a listening ear and help signpost guests for various other support. Find out more about Hope House here.

From Beeston we offer operational and volunteering support to our Satellite Foodbanks, who are detailed below via our Area Foodbank Support Coordinator, Volunteer Manager, Administration Manager, Bookeeper and Director.  


Our founder, Nigel adams

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chilwell 2012

Foodbank open Tuesdays
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Our Chilwell Foodbank is based in St Barnabas Church and was the second of our foodbanks to open, with the aim of supporting the local estate.

We are delighted to have been recently supporting the Church team in the development of their Hope Community Hub

Current Hub activities at St Barnabas church, include:

Monday 9.00 am - 10.30 am Community Café
Tuesday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Foodbank
Tuesday 3.15pm - 4.15 pm After School
Wednesday 10 am - 11.30 am Coffee Morning

Find out more about St Barnabas here

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Foodbank open Wednesday 10am - 12 noon

Our Broxtowe Foodbank is based in St Martha's Church but was initially a partnership venture. St Leonard's Wollaton, Christ Church Cinderhill, the Ark Church in Strelley were all incredibly supportive of starting a foodbank at St Martha's.


Recently funding from Trussell Trust has enabled us to place a Citizen's Advice Outreach Worker into the Foodbank sessions to provide immediate support and professional advice to our guests.

Find out more about St Martha's here


the meadows

Open Tuesday 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm, Fridays 10.00 am - 12 noon
Saturday 11.00 am - 1.00 pm 

Our Meadows Foodbank is situated in Bridgeway Hall Methodist Mission and is again result of strong partnerships locally. A highly committed volunteer team extended foodbank sessions to respond to local need. It is currently the only foodbank in our network to run an evening session.  Meadows is the busiest of all our foodbanks, and benefits from lots of local support. It has a constituted leadership team, supported by both Hope Nottingham and the Methodist Mission, with developing plans to expand its activities to meet local need along the lines of a community hub.

Find out more about Meadows Foodbank here


Open Fridays 10.00 am - 12.00 noon 

Our Wollaton Foodbank is based in Grangewood Methodist Church. Once Broxtowe was up and running the Wollaton Churches were keen to host their own foodbank session. Grangewood Church had the physical space, but there was support from Kingswood Methodist Church, St Leonard's and St Thomas' Catholic Church. Loads of volunteers came forward - so many they could only do one session a month and lots were deployed elsewhere, some to Hope House (where they still are today, including Lynne who also supports our Food Club and our now Administration Manager, Ruth!) 

Find out more about Grangewood Methodist Church here

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Foodbank open Tues and Fri 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm 

Initiated by another team effort with local Churches drove the launch of Carlton Foodbank, including the Methodist Church itself, St John's Colwick, St Johns Carlton and the local Catholic Church, St Paul's across the road. Initially open on Tuesdays, the team began opening Fridays during the pandemic when our Gedling Foodbank made the difficult decision to close its doors permanently, following many years of service to their local community.

When the Methodist Church also decided not to re-open after the pandemic, Hope Nottingham seized the opportunity to take on the lease of the building and our new Carlton Community Hub is now open and thriving, thanks to a growing army of of volunteers and many local partnerships.

Find out more about activities at the Carlton Hub here.  

the Haven  2013

Open Tuesday and Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

One of two Foodbanks in Stapleford, who were both the result of a number of Churches supporting the development of Foodbank services for the local area.

Sharing the same vision of Hope Nottingham to bring their local community together, there are many activities available at the Haven including church services, a cafe and soft play and a job club. 

Find out about the Haven Church & Community Centre here

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montrose court

Open Monday and Wednesday 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

This Foodbank was originally set up in a community building called the Meeting Place in the heart of Stapleford. When it closed in 2017, The Church at Montrose Court was born. A unique but welcoming community offering Foodbank and spiritual support. Together with the Haven, emergency food support is available 4 mornings a week for the Stapleford community.

Find out more about The Church at Montrose Court here.


Open Wednesday and Friday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Our Bilborough Foodbank opened in 2014, was originally based in Bilborough Baptist Church with local Church members, friends and family roped in. 

After a couple of changes of location, the Foodbank was welcomed by Bilborough Library and Community Centre where it is now well established in the community and supported by a team of local volunteers and local councilors.

The library offers various activities including Knit and Crochet, Reading groups, Totstime and a Work Club.

Find out more about Bilborough Library here.

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bobbers mill 2014

Open Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Our Bobbers Mill, Radford Foodbank is based in Mount Zion Apostolic Church, where the small but highly committed volunteer team is meeting a very significant local need for emergency food. 

There are great plans afoot to re-develop the building funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund and Hope Nottingham is looking forward to supporting their plans for community development.

Find out more about Mount Zion Apostolic Church here


Open Wednesday 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Our Netherfied Foodbank is based in Bethseda Ministries, United Pentecostal Church.


'Bethesda' meaning 'House of Mercy' is a warm, lively and vibrant church with a friendly atmosphere and with people from all different cultures and backgrounds.

Find out more about Bethseda Ministries here.

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Open Monday and Thursday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Originally set up at Salvation Army in Aspley Lane, with support from lots of local churches, our Aspley Foodbank moved to St Margaret's Church in 2017 and can be found in the Pheonix Hall beside the Church.

The Church offers lots of activities including a Cafe, Job Club, Little Sparks, and various Youth Activities.

Find out more about St Margaret's here


Open Saturday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Our Radford Arboretum Foodbank is based in the Covenant Restoration Assembly (CRA), one of the many parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Alongside the Meadows, CRA offer a Saturday Foodbank session, meeting the varied needs of local communities.  


Find out more about Covenant Restoration Assembly here.

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Open Thursday 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Our Sneinton Foodbank is based in the historic William Booth Memorial Complex. It was initially led by Phil Jackson (a Salvation Army Officer) alongside community workers and members who were keen to develop support locally for people in need in the Sneinton area, all sharing the Hope Nottingham vision. 

Having the Salvation Army base has worked well practically and the space is modern and inviting.

Read more about the Salvation Army here


Image by Kelly Sikkema

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