Our foodbank is open again. Last year we helped to feed 8654 people in Southampton. THAT’s AMAZING! So we’ve decided to open the foodbank up again. With the increase in the uncertainty around Europe and Christmas approaching we want our foodbank to help reduce some of the physical challenges that people face from time to time.
Here’s how it works:
Each Sunday a large plastic box will be placed underneath the info desk. Please place any non-perishable food donations in that box. Toiletry items can also be placed in the box. Just one extra item on your shopping list per week could help someone in need.
Here’s a list of ideas to add to the foodbank:
Chilli Con Carne
Chicken in White Sauce
Baked Beans with Sausages
Soups (particularly chunky)
Other Misc. Veg Tinned
Cereal (especially Weetabix)
Potatoes (tinned or packets)
Treats (chocolate, crisps, etc.)
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 1/2 full we will empty it and donate to Southampton City Mission Food Bank. This way we know that the food is going to a good cause.