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Stapleford Food Banks

2nd December 2013 Help & Advice, Stapleford Community Group, The Meeting Place Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

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Today in Stapleford there are families struggling to put food on the table.

For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry.

Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent and eating.

The Meeting Place and The Haven foodbanks provide emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

A GIFT OF FOOD DOES MORE THAN JUST FILL EMPTY STOMACHS.

Foodbanks help to prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime and mental health problems.

They also take time to listen and signpost people to further support.

The Meeting Place and The Haven foodbanks are part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network.

This helps local churches and communities to open foodbanks, providing emergency food to thousands of people nationwide every year.

www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank

HOW A FOODBANK WORKS

Step 1

Non-perishable food is donated by the public

Step 2

Volunteers sort and pack food into emergency food boxes

Step 3

Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers give foodbank vouchers to people in crisis

Step 4

Foodbank vouchers are exchanged for 3 days of food at a foodbank

Step 5

Foodbanks take time to listen and signpost clients to further support

Stapleford Community Group have today set up the Stapleford Food Bank collection point inside Coffee City at the Stapleford Health Centre. 

Donations are desperately needed of the following items.

Milk (UHT or powdered)
Sugar (500g)
Fruit juice (carton)
Soup Pasta sauces
Sponge pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Cereals
Rice pudding (tinned)
Tea Bags/instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Rice/pasta
Tinned meat/Fish
Tinned fruit
Jam
Biscuits or snack bars

Also donations of

Tooth paste
Tooth brushes
Soap
Deodorant
Nappies
Baby food

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