Droitwich Spa Methodist Church supports the Droitwich Spa Foodbank

    

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For more information about the Foodbank (opening times and address, how to access help etc) please see the Droitwich Spa Foodbank website or email them at info@droitwichspa.foodbank.org.uk

Our foodbank grew out of our 75th Celebrations. A large proportion of our volunteers have connections with our church. Over the last year, our church donated 390kg of food – a number of people in our church support the foodbank financially – and the volunteers give hours of their time.

A few facts you might like to know are (1) in the year 2017-2018 DSFB fed 1630 people – that compares with about 1200 in each of the preceding years. (2) The main cause for foodbank use that clients give us is Low income. (3) The next two main causes are Benefit Delays and Benefit changes. Numbers of single people in need are increasing, probably due to Income Support. Income Support will be extended to include families in the autumn – so we anticipate increased use of the foodbank.

These causes 'hide' a number of situations. Many clients need signposting to other agencies such as Citizens Advice and AgeUK to sort out financial, family or property concerns; many need emotional support; many need someone to talk to; some need 'tough love' – they need to do something for themselves to improve their situation, thereby enabling DSFB to provide further food.

 Often in recent services, Gary has referred to Christian love, to caring for those in need, for looking beyond our physical walls. Foodbank is by no means the only way of doing this but it is a way that is helping many in our community. If you would like to know more, or offer to help, please go to https://droitwichspa.foodbank.org.uk/contact-us/

 On behalf of all who benefit from DSFB, can I say 'Thank you – and please carry on supporting




DROITWICH FOOD BANK WISH LIST -



Urgent Foodbank Request

Thanks to everyone who has donated food to us but our client numbers have increased substantially in the last 2 weeks, with a lot more families using our services. As yet there is no clear pattern as to the cause of this.

Also, this week we have given out 82 Christmas boxes to people within our community who have been identified by our agencies as needing extra support over the Christmas holidays. These people range from pensioners to young families, single people to the homeless. Consequently our stocks have been depleted and we are in urgent need of the following items -

Tea bags - packets of 40/80, 

Tinned fruit, 

Tinned Potatoes and carrots, 

Coffee - small jars, 

Long life fruit juice, 

Jars of pasta sauce, 

Cartons of custard, 

Jam,

If you can help please contact 



We always need:

Breakfast Cereals. Long-Life: Milk and Orange Juice, Tinned: Meat, Peas, Carrots, and Potatoes, Packet: Instant Mash, Tinned: Fish, Fruit, Custard, and Tinned: Sponge Puddings, Sugar (500g),Confectionery,Crisps and Snacks, Shampoo, Deodorants, and S.T.'s, Dog food


If you want to volunteer for the Foodbank

Help is needed with a variety of tasks including: help with supermarket food collections, warehousing, weighing, labelling & stock control; sorting food into emergency packs, administration, welcoming & listening to clients, signposting to other services; collecting & delivering food donations, and fundraising. To offer help with any of these tasks, whether once a week, once a month or just occasionally, please contact David & Mary Stanbury on dms27@btinternet.com Training will be given.



Droitwich Spa Foodbank is run in partnership with Churches Together in Droitwich Spa and District

Registered charity number: 1076887 Registered in England & Wales


For more information, or to volunteer or offer help, please contact the Church office 

Droitwich Spa Foodbank is run in partnership with Churches Together in Droitwich Spa and District

Registered charity number: 1076887 Registered in England & Wales


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