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.
We are open every Monday afternoon, except Bank Holidays, from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, and anyone who has been referred to us can collect their food parcel then. Please come to the side entrance on Shakespeare Road. If a client is unable to attend because they are housebound or isolating, they can nominate someone to collect on their behalf, or collection can be made by the agency making the referral. In exceptional circumstances, we will make a delivery sometime between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
We are also happy to accept walk-in self-referrals during opening hours. Those wishing to self-refer should bring some form of ID and proof of address, together with details of any benefits they are receiving.
Social distancing and good hygiene practice will be observed by all the Food Bank volunteers, and we would ask all our visitors to respect the Covid Prevention Protocol we have in place. This will be displayed on entry to the building.
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 email@example.com
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.
If you would like to If you'd like to make a financial donation to the charitable work of the BBC Food bank, our bank details are below, along with a gift aid form to fill in if you're a British taxpayer:
Name: BBC Foodbank
Sort Code: 20-04-50
Account number: 33092801
Gift Aid Declaration form
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
We are committed to ensuring safeguarding is a high priority, you can read Bentley Baptist Church's full safeguarding statement here.