A number of community groups along with Haslemere Help and Haslemere Town Council have collaborated to open the ‘Haslemere Community Store’ to support our community and surrounding villages.
If you’ve become unemployed, furloughed or are waiting for Universal Credit this is likely to be a worrying time for you. You may never have thought you would need support and for some this will be difficult to come to terms with. The Community Store is about the community supporting its friends and neighbours during these unprecedented and difficult times.
The Community Store can assist with free basic food, personal hygiene, sanitary and domestic cleaning items. The Community Fridge within the Store can also offer fresh produce as well.
The Community Store is a temporary measure during the current coronavirus pandemic to supplement the work of the Haslemere Foodbank. The Community Store will be operating from the Haslemere Hall and will open on Thursday 21st May from 10:30am – 12:30pm, (this will run weekly on Mondays and Thursdays 10:30am – 12:30pm thereafter).
HOW TO VISIT THE COMMUNITY STORE
If you, or someone you know, is in need of support simply call or text 07873 383954 or by emailing HaslemereHelp@gmail.com - no referral is needed.
When you contact us you will be given a time slot to visit the store, this is to protect both yourself and the volunteers working at the Community Store. Please mention at the time of your call/email if you are shielding or self-isolating.
You will be asked to bring your own bags and to follow Government advice on social distancing.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
Food donation points have been set up at Marley Flowers on the High Street and The Apple Tree Pub on Lion Green; we are currenly short of the following items (5th June):
Long life breads (like tortilla wraps, partake etc) Crackers Biscuits Cereals Pasta Pulses Lentils Veg oil Pepper Tomato purée Garlic purée Ketchup Salad cream Coffee Sugar Drinking chocolate Tinned fruit Tinned ham Tinned meat Jam Marmite Honey Soap Shampoo Conditioner Cleaning sprays Dishwasher tablets PLEASE NO SOUP, BAKED BEANS OR UHT MILK
If you would like to make a financial donation for us to buy supplies for the store, the Haslemere Penny Ha'Penny Trust is collecting money on our behalf;
Account number: 23175568 Sort Code: 30-99-08
Please mark your donation 'COMMUNITY STORE'
This communiy project would not have been possible without the help of a number of local community groups including:
Haslemere Help Haslemere Town Council Haslemere Hall Haslemere Kitchen Haslemere Foodbank
Thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen.
Haslemere Town Hall, High Street, Haslemere, GU27 2HG