Bentley Baptist Community Food Bank (BBC Food Bank) is part of Bentley Baptist Church and is an independent Food Bank run solely by volunteers.
Working within a Christian ethos, our aims are to feed the hungry, help those in need, and show care and compassion.
We do this by providing food parcels to those in need in our communities, and those referred to us by various agencies within the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough area. Those needing further assistance are signposted to appropriate support agencies and DMBC departments. Spiritual guidance is also available if requested.
All of this is carried out within a safe environment, free from aggression and hostility, and with strict adherence to Bentley Baptist Church's Safeguarding Policy
Although based in Bentley, we are here to serve North Doncaster (Post Code Area DN5). If a referral is made for someone living outside DN5 and there is another, closer Food Bank they may be able to access, we reserve the right to contact that Food Bank and enquire if they are already being helped, and where appropriate pass the referral to them.
During the current Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be seeing clients on our premises. Any individual or family in need will be notified to us by the relevant agency, and food packages will be home-delivered at a time pre-arranged with the client. Social-distancing and good hygiene practice will be observed by the Food Bank volunteers.
Download Referral Form (for agency use)
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about BBC Food Bank.
How do I get a referral?
Referrals are made by the following agencies: Bentley Family Hub
DCS Trust Parenting & Family Support North
DMBC Adult North Social Care Team (MyPlace)
Doncaster Citizen's Advice Bureau
St Leger Homes North Team
St Leger Homes Tenancy Sustainability Team
Stronger Communities North Team
Wellbeing Triage - ISAT - DMBC
Do I have to live in Bentley to get a referral?
No. We are here to serve North Doncaster: Arksey, Bentley, Cusworth, Scawsby, Scawthorpe, Sprotbrough and Toll Bar. However, if a referral is made for someone living outside the Bentley area and there is another Food Bank that the Client may be able to access, we reserve the right to contact that Food Bank and enquire if an individual has accessed their provision.
How can I contact BBC Food Bank?
BBC Food Bank can be contacted on 07574 907597 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
How/Where can I make a donation?
Donations can be made at our dedicated Collection Point at St Peter's Church Hall, Bentley High Street (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm), or at any shop in Bentley displaying the BBC Food Bank Collection Point poster.
What can be donated/what donations do you accept
Due to limited storage and shelf life, we are unable to take donations of perishable/fresh/frozen food, but tinned/dried/packet food is all acceptable. Donations of the following essentials are most welcome:
Tins: soup, baked beans, tomatoes, vegetables, fish, meat products, fruit, custard, rice pudding
Packets: cereals, rice, pasta, biscuits, instant mash, powdered milk
Other: instant coffee, tea bags, long-life milk, long-life fruit juice, jam, fruit squash
Are you part of the Doncaster Food Bank/Trussell Trust?
No. BBC Food Bank is an independent Food Bank set up by Bentley Baptist Church