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www.churchgreenwich.org.uk Greenwich Foodbank

What is Foodbank?

Foodbank provides an emergency 3 days supply of essential, non-perishable food to people in crisis. It works through local voluntary centres which supply food boxes on the production of a voucher issued by a local caring agency, eg Social Services, Doctor’s Surgery etc. There are currently nearly 400 foodbanks in the UK being co-ordinated by the Trussell Trust and the aim is to have a Foodbank in every town.

Who provides the food?

Food is donated by members of the public. Many churches in Greenwich are collecting food and have clearly labelled boxes so that items from the list (see left) can be easily dropped. Food is also received from other sources such as supermarkets. The food is sorted by volunteers and distributed from one of the Foodbank Welcome Centres.

How is the food distributed?

There are currently eight Welcome Centres which operate in Blackheath/Charlton Kidbrooke, Plumstead, Eltham, East Greenwich, Thamesmead and Woolwich.
For location maps click here. . .

Following an approach from Greenwich Ecumenical Borough Deans, Greenwich Council have provided a building to be a central warehouse in Eltham - 20 Orangery Lane SE9 1HN. (warehouse@greenwichfoodbank.co.uk)

How can churches get involved?

There are four ways that local churches can support this exciting project which is seeking to demonstrate God’s love and the care of Christians to people who are in crisis and need a little help.

Further details from Alan Robinson. Click here . . .

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me...”

Matthew 25:35-36

Downloads

Information Leaflet

Food Collecting Box Labels

Update No 11
7 July 2013

LATEST NEWS

Greenwich Foodbank website Click here

See Greenwich Foodbank on the Community Channel

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