FoodBank Open

foodbank

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:

Donations
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:

Stewed Steak
Ravioli
Irish Stew
Minced Beef
Spaghetti Bolognese
Chilli Con Carne
Chicken in White Sauce
Meatballs
Macaroni Cheese
Curries
Baked Beans with Sausages
Spaghetti Hoops
Tinned Fish
Sweet Corn
Hot Chocolate
Soups (particularly chunky)
Other Misc. Veg Tinned
UHT Milk
Cereal (especially Weetabix)
Flour
Baked Beans
Sugar
Potatoes (tinned or packets)
Treats (chocolate, crisps, etc.)
Conserves
Tomatoes
Pasta Sauce
Rice Pudding
Custard
Noodles (packets)
Tinned Fruit
Pasta
Squash
Vegetarian Foods
Rice
Sanitary Products
Peas
Tea
Toiletries
Carrots
Coffee
Carrier Bags

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.

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