Food Bank At New Day Church
Food Bank Continues!
Food Bank is as important as ever particularly at this crisis time with coronavirus. We will continue to try to maintain the service as long as we have the resources, so please keep your donations of food or finances coming.
Our volunteers will be at the church building Monday to Thursday between 9am and 1pm to accept donations. If you would like to donate and cannot get to the church at this time, please contact us on 01772 461454 or 07928 335679.
We are also on Facebook. Click here to visit our page.
Some of our designated donation points are back open and can now accept non-perishable food & toiletry donations!
Muscle alley opposite the church building on Ward Street. Open weekdays 10am-9pm and weekends 10am-2pm.
Beer Box on Station Road, Bamber Bridge. Open daily - afternoons and evenings. See Facebook page for updated opening times.
Thank you so much to each of these businesses for continuing to support us, we are very grateful!
Thank you all!
It's been a big week for Joshua's Joy this week. Joshua and his family (pictured here) have raised an awesome £3000 for the Food Bank since March. We are so grateful for their hard work. They have made a big difference to our ability to continue supporting many local families and individuals. Thanks to all of Joshua's family and everyone on Joshuas joy charity page!
Thank you once again to our local supermarkets Tesco Extra Leyland, Asda Clayton Green and Co-op Lostock Hall for providing essential produce and bakery items. We really appreciate the ongoing support of Sophie - Bamber Bridge Morrisons Community Champion who is pictured here with their weekly donation which included pasta sauce, porridge, marmalade & cereal. All our local supermarkets are fantastic and we really appreciate your much needed ongoing support.
We are also very thankful to our local community who continue to pop in with their donations. You are all amazing! A special thanks to Rebecca for continuing to bake weekly for our clients! We are rotating distribution of the cakes each week so that as many different families receive them as possible. Thank you also to The Moss Side Community Centre for their generous donation of bread.
At the Food Bank our volunteers do their best to provide for all the different needs of our clients. We have various types of bags for families, large families and single people plus those in temporary accommodation. We also try to cater for those having special dietary requirements including diabetic, vegetarian, food intolerances and halal. Well done to all the team who manage this so well!
We are currently helping over 70 individuals and families per week, so your donations whether in items or financial are very much appreciated and needed. We are registered with 'Just Giving'; if you would like to donate in this way, please press the 'Donate with Just Giving' button at the top of this page. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far especially those from the Gregson Lane Folk Club who support us regularly financially.
In the last month or so, we have become aware of the desperate needs of some clients when we go out on food deliveries. In response we have set up a campaign on Just Giving for basic practical items and white goods. Please read the information on the link below and donate if you can. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We are 47% towards our target which is a fantastic start!
A huge thank you to the B&M Home Store in Leyland, the Community Foundation for Lancashire and Progress Housing Association for awarding us some amazingly generous financial grants in April and May. This has been great news for us! As we see referrals shooting up we are now increasingly dependent on grants and financial donations to buy food since Covid is limiting how people can donate food and local business have had to close as food collection points.
Thank you to B&M for their grant of £1,500 as part of their food bank donation programme.
Thanks to the Community Foundation and National Emergencies Trust for their grant of £2,700 from their Lancashire Covid-19 Community Support Fund.
Thanks to Progress Housing for their grant of £500 from their Community Investment Emergency Fund.
We've also recently had a £500 grant from Tesco's 'Bags of Help' Covid communities fund. So a special thank you to them.
All this generous support has already blessed so many local families by enabling us to increase the number of food parcels we are able to deliver during this national emergency.
The purpose of our Food Bank is to provide provisions for people who are struggling to provide for themselves due to financial limitations as a result of various circumstances. Our service is designed to be a hand up, supporting individuals and families in need through engagement and support as they stabilise their financial situation.
Two key principles in the operation of Food Bank are:
A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out – This is not just about free food – Our model is to: Engage / Assess / Support / Transform.
Home Delivery Model – Teams of fully trained volunteers deliver direct to the homes of the people needing our help.
To enable us to support our local community, we regularly need donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, household cleaning items, pet food and other pet essentials. If you're interested in finding out how you can support our Food Bank including donating any items, please contact the team by phone or email or altenatively bring items to the collection point at the church in Ward street Monday to Thursdays, 9am - 1pm.
How to Access Food Bank Support
Our Food Bank covers the following areas: Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Clayton Brook and Leyland.
Clients are referred to us by a range of agencies such as health and social care professionals, support workers, schools, Christians Against Poverty (CAP), housing associations and Citizens Advice.