Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Mill End/Maple Cross Foodbank

Did you know that 1 in 5 parents skip meals to feed their children or that some 13 million people in the UK live below the poverty line? 

To play our part seeing our communities transformed by the love of Christ in responding to that need locally, we are working with other churches to see a foodbank open to serve the people of Mill End and Maple Cross. We are working in partnership with the Trussell Trust (the UK leader in providing the expertise in helping local groups and churches start and run foodbanks) to support local people who are, in many cases, one paycheque away from a crisis.
 We would like you to play a part in realising this vision. This could, in time, be by helping collect food from local supermarkets, welcoming those who need an emergency food parcel, or sorting the stored food by date.

At this stage we are looking for some financial support to see the love of Christ transform this community. There will be buckets at the back of all three churches until 28th October - anything you are willing to give will make a huge difference in seeing this vision become reality.

More information on why food banks matter featured in a recent BBC report which you can read here.

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