As a church we want to practically show the love of Jesus to those who are coming through our doors.
Whoever gives to the poor will not want …. Proverbs 28:27
One of the ways we can do this is to help those people who are either in poverty or on the brink of slipping into poverty. So, from next Sunday (30th Sep) we’re starting a small food bank. Here’s how it will work:
Each Sunday a large plastic box will be placed underneath the info desk. Please place any non-perishable food donations in that box (i.e. cans, cereal, tea, coffee, sugar, pasta, rice etc). Toiletry items can also be placed in the box. Just one extra item on your shopping list per week could help someone in need.
Using the Food Bank
People coming to church are free to use the bank whenever they like, without request. Church members are encouraged to point out the box to those who might be suffering financial difficulty.
What happens if the box gets full?
If the box gets full we will empty half of it and donate to Southampton City Mission Food Bank.