Local Activities

Didcot Emergency Foodbank

An Emergency Foodbank is a practical, community-based project aimed at providing short term relief by giving food to people in crisis in our local area. The Didcot Emergency Foodbank serves Didcot and the immediate surrounding villages.

The Foodbank is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am to 1pm at Didcot Baptist Church, Wantage Road, Didcot. Please note that the last session before Christmas this year will be on Tuesday December 22nd, reopening on Friday January 1st.


Do you need help?

If you need to access the Foodbank, this can be done by referral from one of the agencies who are registered with us. You must already have a connection with the referrer or be known to them. Our list of referrers includes schools, housing associations, social care departments and various voluntary organisations. Please contact one of these organisations and ask for a Foodbank referral. They will either issue you with a voucher or make an email referral. 

A full list of our referrers is available here.

We are not currently able to deliver food parcels, but we are happy for someone else to collect on your behalf once a referral has been received.

If you need any further information, please contact us.


Other resources

As well as Foodbanks, local support groups are being set up to help people during this time, please check https://www.oxfordshireallin.org/local-support-groups for details. They may be able to help with things like collecting shopping and medicines, dog walking or a friendly chat. 

This is another website which lists details of local volunteer support groups all over the UK https://volunteercoronavirus.com

Information about other local food distribution services and Foodbanks in other parts of Oxfordshire can be found here: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/foodservicesmap

Within Didcot, SOFEA Community Larder are keen to distribute food to anyone who needs it: https://www.sofea.uk.com

The Citizens Advice Bureau can advise you about other help that might be available. Their offices are currently closed due to COVID-19, but they can be phoned on 0300 3309 042.


Would you like to help the Foodbank?

If you would like to volunteer to help practically, please contact us for details at office@didcotbaptist.org.uk.

If you would like to make a financial donation, this can be done by visiting our online donation facility and choosing “Foodbank” as your option

Alternatively, a bank transfer can be made, or a cheque sent - please contact us for details.

If you would like to volunteer to help practically, please contact us for a chat.


Contact details

You can leave a message on the Church Office answering machine on 01235 813 187. Over the Christmas period, messages will be checked at weekends only until Monday 4th Jan.

You can email the Foodbank: foodbank@didcotbaptist.org.uk or use the contact form on the website.

Thank you.


The Foodbank is a project of Didcot Baptist Church on behalf of the community