The Well, Kibworth, sets up a pop up Foodbank

Right now we’re all finding new ways to be ‘Church’ and support our local communities, and the call to action across the Diocese of Leicester has been incredible. 

In Kibworth, The Well has responded to local need and set up a pop-up Foodbank for residents and those in surrounding villages.

The Christian outreach charity usually provides a place for prayer and reflection, help and advice, alongside a café, and a charity shop.

At this challenging time, it is working with schools, churches and the local council to identify those most in need, and operate a referral system to get food to them. 

It is also running a scheme, jointly with a local pub, where home cooked food can be delivered to the door of those self-isolating and unable to buy food, key workers, and families who would usually benefit from free school meals.

Manager of The Well, Emma Dowman, is appealing for donations. She said: “Whilst we are sure you are already supporting other banks and schemes, we would always welcome any donations of dried or long lasting food such as UHT milk and toiletries, as well as loaves of bread that can be frozen onsite.”

These can be dropped off between 10am and 12pm, Monday to Friday, at The Well, 45 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp.

Emma said people should bang on the window and leave contributions outside.

She added: “Please pray for us as - like everyone - we make key decisions at speed, work collaboratively in new ways, and be sensitive to local opinion at this difficult time.”

If anyone wants to make a referral - for themselves, or someone else local to Kibworth and surrounding villages - the landline will be manned from 10am -12pm Monday - Friday, on 0116 2790148. You can also email:

If you would like to make a financial contribution to the cause, please get in touch as above.

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