Foodbank at the Lees Chapel

Over the lockdown period The Lees Chapel and St Mary’s have combined resources to support local families in times of need.


The Lees Chapel have purchased a large, bright yellow wheelie bin for donations of longer life and dried goods. This  donation point will always situated by the doors at the side of the Chapel. The usual Foodbank donation point at St Mary’s Church has been moved to The Lees Chapel to combine the resources in one place.

What are we giving out?

We will be giving an “essentials pack” to families in need on a regular basis, and when necessary a “kickstart pack”. Fresh food is provided with each donation. A few days before each collection a list of required items is sent out. We then ask people to indicate which item(s) they are able to donate. To be added to this list please contact Beth Tydeman @ the Lees Chapel.

How can I help?

You can help by donating items from the essentials list below- it is easy to incorporate buying a few of these additional items into your weekly food shop! Please bag items when leaving them inside the wheelie bin. On a daily basis, items will be transferred from the yellow bin to a storage unit in the chapel and a record of how many items will be kept. A note of items we are short of will be available and regularly updated.

Essential Items

  • Pasta / Spaghetti / Rice / Lentils
  • Baked Beans / Spaghetti hoops
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Kidney beans / chick peas
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Meat Sauce
  • Tinned meat / tuna
  • Soup
  • Potatoes
  • Noodle meals
  • Tinned fruit
  • Pudding items
  • Biscuits / snacks
  • Crisps
  • Drinks – tea / coffee
  • Cereal
  • Toiletries
  • Household items
  • Condiments / spreads
  • Baby items – nappies / wipes

We extend a huge thank you to everyone that has contributed so far. For more details on how to help, please contact Bethan Tydeman at the Lees Chapel


Foodbank at the Lees Chapel