News from Godmanchester FoodBank October 2019 Godmanchester FoodBank is now 7 years old! Sadly there is little sign of a reduction in the need for foodbank help and if we are seeing a steady increase in demand. GFB is not an ‘on demand’ food bank. We are an ‘emergency foodbank’ so we supply food help in response to a referral by an agency such as Social Services, a Children’s Centre or a Housing Association where a client is in crisis. We can only do this because so many local people, local businesses and churches donate food to the FoodBank. We have a special 3-day collection event at Tesco Extra Sapley starting on Thursday 21st November through to Saturday 23rd November 2019. This is an important event for the FoodBank as we enter the run up to Christmas. Please come and support us if you can. All the food donated over those 3 days will be ‘topped up’ by Tesco to the tune of 20p in the pound! Harvest donations are coming in thick and fast and we want to thank the congregation at All Saints’ Hartford for their donation and for their continued support throughout the year. During the school summer holidays the FoodBank operated a support scheme in conjunction with local primary schools to help some families who (without the benefit of free school meals and / or breakfast clubs) would be in difficulties when schools are on holiday. We are looking ahead to Christmas when we will be preparing around 200 Christmas Hampers for local families in food need. We aim to make Christmas and New Year a little better for these families. Look out for more information about how you can help in church soon. If you would like to find out more about the FoodBank and how it works contact me at the email address shown below. Administrator Godmanchester FoodBank admin@gbcfoodbank.org.uk https://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk
News from Godmanchester FoodBank October 2019 Godmanchester FoodBank is now 7 years old! Sadly there is little sign of a reduction in the need for foodbank help and if we are seeing a steady increase in demand. GFB is not an ‘on demand’ food bank. We are an ‘emergency foodbank’ so we supply food help in response to a referral by an agency such as Social Services, a Children’s Centre or a Housing Association where a client is in crisis. We can only do this because so many local people, local businesses and churches donate food to the FoodBank. We have a special 3-day collection event at Tesco Extra Sapley starting on Thursday 21st November through to Saturday 23rd November 2019. This is an important event for the FoodBank as we enter the run up to Christmas. Please come and support us if you can. All the food donated over those 3 days will be ‘topped up’ by Tesco to the tune of 20p in the pound! Harvest donations are coming in thick and fast and we want to thank the congregation at All Saints’ Hartford for their donation and for their continued support throughout the year. During the school summer holidays the FoodBank operated a support scheme in conjunction with local primary schools to help some families who (without the benefit of free school meals and / or breakfast clubs) would be in difficulties when schools are on holiday. We are looking ahead to Christmas when we will be preparing around 200 Christmas Hampers for local families in food need. We aim to make Christmas and New Year a little better for these families. Look out for more information about how you can help in church soon. If you would like to find out more about the FoodBank and how it works contact me at the email address shown below. Administrator Godmanchester FoodBank admin@gbcfoodbank.org.uk https://godmanchester.foodbank.org.uk