Silsoe Food Bank
Did you know that:
- 4.7 million people are living in food poverty in the UK?
- 13 million people in the UK are living below the poverty line?
- there are over 6,000 children in Bedford living in poverty?
Many of you will have heard of the Food Bank initiative where food is distributed to needy people in the local area. It is largely a Christian based organisation but it helps anyone in need due to homelessness, unemployment, stagnation of incomes etc. It provides a minimum of 3 days emergency food supplies and offers support to local people in a crisis. Many Christian denominations are involved including the Church of England, the Methodist Church and the Salvation Army.
We want to help.
Maybe you would search your cupboards or buy some extra for your next supermarket shop – anything will help.
Items to bring include:
All tins – fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, baked beans, spaghetti etc
Dried foods – pasta, rice, pulses, instant mashed potato etc.
Packets – biscuits,snack bars, cereals, tea bags, soup, sugar
Cartons – long life juice, long life milk
Jars – pasta sauces, jam, coffee
Everything must be within the sell by date and in undamaged packaging. No fresh food can be taken.
Household items and toiletries, children’s nappies, etc. are also needed.
The items we collect will go to help the people of Bedfordshire.
This is our chance to do something to help.
A box for donations of items for the local Food Bank is in the Church Porch and items can be left anytime the Church is open.
The SOS Tea Room takes donations for the Food Bank which are added to the items donated in the Church.
(SOS Tea Room – First Tuesday of the month, 2pm – 4pm, in Silsoe Village Hall – £1.50 for tea/coffee and home-made cake)
If you want more information about food banks and how they work, you may find the following sites helpful: