With the increasing number of people who find themselves needing basic grocery supplies the foodbank initiative is an exciting opportunity to serve people.
Epsom and Ewell Churches opened a food bank towards the end of 2012 and in the ensuing 12 months they fed 1679 people (948 adults and 731 children), prayed for 90% of them, issued 662 vouchers (401 via Epsom CAB, their biggest distributor), opened three distribution centres, trained over 135 volunteers, collected over 26 tonnes of food, worked with over 65 local agencies, talked with 1,000's of people about the work and raised enough money to survive!
They are always looking for volunteers and food donations. Please look at the information available in the atrium and on the websites www.trusselltrust.org or www.epsomewell.foodbank.org.uk if you would like to know more.
You can watch a video about the work of the food bank on YouTube.
What to bring - our 'wanted list' of long life, in date food is as follows:
The Epsom & Ewell Foodbank is very grateful for the many generous donations in the period before Christmas and report that their cupboards are almost full! However, they do still need toilet rolls, Long-life fruit juice, small bags of sugar, men's deodorant and cooking sauces.
Many thanks for your support