FOOD BANK OPENING TIMES:
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 10am to 12.45pm.
DELIVERY OF FOOD DONATIONS (always welcome!):
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY: if possible 8.30-9.45am or 1.00-1.30pm … and
Outside these times by arrangement with Michael, the FoodBank Manager.
Each week we serve about 250 people with bags of food, nourishing between 800 to 1000 people in all. Since the end of the Covid Emergency and the steep rise in Cost of Living, it has been much more difficult to source the food we need. Furthermore we have had a significant increase in demand for our Parish Foodbank in recent weeks.
So we need supplies of EVERYTHING – primarily non-perishable foods and drinks in tins and packets. Please ring Michael Conway, the FoodBank Manager (tel: 07482425539) to arrange to drop off any contributions.
What kind of things? Long-life milk and juices, small jars of coffee, tins of meat, fish, vegetables, tinned tomatoes baked beans, soups, custard and fruit; packets of rice, pasta, cereals; jars of pasta sauce, ketchup, mayonaise, packet soups; toilet rolls, bars of soap, toothpaste, and other toiletries.
We also need money donations as we have to purchase considerable amounts of food to fill the gaps on our shelves. If using cheques, please make them out to ‘St Nicholas of Tolentino Parish’ and write ‘FoodBank’ on the reverse of the cheque. Thank you!
You are helping us to meet a vital need, making practical in these difficult times ‘love of our neighbour’ and ‘God’s Option for the Poor’. Please be as generous as you can, and hold this ministry in your prayer. Thank you in the name of all whom we are serving.
SPECIAL APPEAL: We would like to raise funds in order to buy and maintain a good second-hand van in order to collect (and sometimes to delivery) much needed food supplies. If anyone has a van they could donate to us that would be wonderful. Any donations by cheque for this special appeal, please mark the reverse of the cheque ‘FOODBANK VAN’. Again many thanks for any help and support you can give to this ministry of care.