Food Banks during the Coronavirus

Please find attached an update from Kathryn about the food bank ministry.


Dear friends, 

In support of Church on the Street Ministries food bank we are appealing to church congregations and communities to bring food donations to local collection points. These collection points will be open weekly, from the week commencing 6/04/2020.

Initially these collection points are:

Central Methodist Church, Burnley. Tuesdays 10am-12pm.

St.Andrew's Methodist Church, Barnoldswick. Wednesday 10am -12pm

St John’s Methodist Church, Colne. Thursdays 10am – 12pm. (Donations can be left inside the entrance off Exchange street)

Brunshaw Methodist Church, Burnley. Thursdays 1pm – 3pm. (Donations can be left inside the main entrance on Rimington Ave)

Wheatley Lane Methodist Church, Fence. Thursdays 2pm - 4pm.

Greenbrook Methodist Church, Burnley. Thursday 2pm-4pm.


The Trussell Trust recommends the following types of food for donations:

A typical food parcel includes:

 

·         Cereal

·         Soup

·         Pasta

·         Rice

·         Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

·         Lentils, beans and pulses

·         Tinned meat

·         Tinned vegetables

·         Tea/coffee

·         Tinned fruit

·         Biscuits

·         UHT milk

·         Fruit juice

Many food banks also provide essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products.

The donations will need to be packaged, so if you can bring donations in carrier bags that would be helpful.

 

If you are unable to get out to bring food donations, but still wish to support this important work you can make a financial donation to Church on the Street Ministries,

reg charity #1187927 here: 

Acc name:           Church on the Street Ministries

Bank:                    HSBC

Sort code:           40 15 17

Acc Number:      42139804

 

Please spread the word to people who you know in the community who might be able to help. Your support in feeding the hungry is essential at this time, please keep Church on the Street Ministries in your prayers.

If you or any one you know is in need of a food parcel, text “Food Parcel” with an address to 07582776574.

 

Grace and Peace.

Kathryn Lamport.