October 3, 2016
The Chaplaincy supports the Foodbank all year round, but between Monday 3rd and Friday 7th October, we are holding a special Foodbank Week to push awareness about the organisation’s work. During this time we would like to encourage you to bring any donations of tinned or packeted food you can to the Meeting House for collection.
On Friday 7th October at 12.15pm, we will be holding a Harvest Service to give thanks for the food that has been received and all are welcome to this.
There are families today in the UK struggling to put food on the table. For people on low incomes a sudden crisis such as losing a job or a delay in benefit payments can mean that a family goes hungry.
UK Foodbanks work with local voluntary organisations to provide emergency food and support to people in crisis.
People donate non-perishable food to their local Foodbank. Volunteers sort it and pack it into emergency parcels. Care professionals such as doctors, social workers etc. are then able to give people in crisis a voucher so that they can go to the Foodbank and get enough food to last at least three days. At the same time, the people at the Foodbank listen to them and help them if necessary to find more long-term support.
You are invited to donate non-perishable foods such as:
- tinned food (meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, puddings etc.)
- long-life liquids (UHT milk, fruit juice etc.)
- dry food (tea-bags, sugar, breakfast cereal, pasta, rice etc.)
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