Foodbanks are now helping over 1,000,000 families a year with emergency food. This is truly a shocking indictment of our society in the 21st Century and St. Mary's are doing their bit in supporting the local Arnold Foodbank, which opened its doors back on 17th December 2012.
Since then it is estimated that over 20 tonnes of food have been supplied every year, which equates to some 25,000 families
The Foodbank is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1.30pm till 3.00pm at Daybrook Baptist Church. A team of volunteers run the centre for each session. We have 5 volunteers from St Mary's so far. If you are interested and want to know what's involved, just call in during one of the sessions.
If you decide to help you will be given a form to fill in and return, then you will be put on the rota. Volunteer jobs include welcoming clients and receiving donations, checking vouchers, making and serving hot/cold drinks and snacks, sorting donations and weighing them, choosing and packing food for distribution. It is a very worthwhile project that is really helping our community.
There is now a collection box for food items at the back of church. Please keep an eye out for what foods are required.
If you would like to know more about the charity, please go the Arnold Foodbank website