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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!  Please note that gyms, salons and charity shops remain closed during lockdown.

Muscle Alley opposite the church building on Ward Street. Open weekdays 10am-9pm and weekends 10am-2pm.

AK Active on Watkin Lane. See website booking page for opening times: https://akactive.com/pages/booking.

Beer Box on Station Road, Bamber Bridge. Open Wednesday - Friday, 3pm-6pm and week-ends 1pm-4pm. See Facebook page for updated opening times.

New Day Homes and Hope, charity shop is located on Hough Lane, Leyland.  Open every day except Thursdays & Sundays.

Co-op Funeralcare on Station Road Bamber Bridge.  Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

The Ballroom Salon on Station Road Bamber Bridge.  Tuesday to Satuday, 10am - 4pm.

Roberts & Co  on Watkin Lane Lostock Hall.  Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm.

Thank you so much to each of these businesses for continuing to support us, we are very grateful!

Thank you all!

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It has been another busy month at Food Bank in the run up to Easter.  Lots of lovely Easter Eggs have appeared which will be a special treat for those we are supporting.
 
We have continued to receive donations from local supermarkets including from Co-op Lostock Hall, Tesco Extra Leyland, SPAR Walton Park and Booths Longton.  The ongoing support from you and your customers is really great.  Thank you again to Sophie - Bamber Bridge Morrisons Community Champion (pictured left) for providing much needed food including meat, ready meals and desserts as well as non-perishable items. We are very appreciative to Lindsay and the customers of Sainsburys Bamber Bridge who fill several trolleys a week for us - it's been amazing.
 
We continue to receive a weekly donation from Luv Preston including essential bread, milk, and fresh fruit and vegetables.  It is great to work alongside FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria, reducing food waste and redistributing to our clients. Each week we fill a car with food from their warehouse which is a real blessing. Thank you to everyone involved.  We are very grateful to Lathams The Bakers Limited in Tarleton for providing fresh pies, cakes and pastries twice a week which are a real treat for everyone who we deliver to. 
 
Our local community are awesome in their generosity - we have had so much donated this month!  We are also very blessed by local groups including Joshua's Joy, BAE Systems Samlesbury Shed 2, Co-op Funeralcare (one of our collection points), the Gregson Lane community, Boots UK DSP Walton Summit, Lostock Hall Community Primary School, Emma (pictured right) with a donation in honour of International Women's Day and Kentsi, Frank and their friends.

Lady with bags of food

This Easter we have asked for donations of bags containing ingredients for our clients to make an Easter meal. These can be different sizes to cater for individuals, couples or families. Please see the poster for more information.  They can be brought in any time up to 29th March & will be delivered during the Easter week. Thank you!  For more details and ideas please visit our Food Bank Facebook page.  Thank you to St Leonard's Primary School Walton-le-Dale for so many meal bags (pictured below), we are very grateful. 
 

School children with bagsWe have seen a rise in families and individuals needing our help in the last few weeks due to the pandemic. So although we have had an amazing increase in donations, it is very much needed and your continued support over the next few weeks; especially with the latest restrictions, will be critical to sustain the level of help.

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, vegan, food intolerances and halal. Well done to all the team who manage this so well! We would also like to thank all those new volunteers who have started in the last few weeks. We really welcome the extra help for the upcoming busy Christmas period.
 
We are currently helping around 100 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.

Emergency Appeal

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Over the last year, 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 70% towards our target which is fantastic!

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/emergency-appeal-ndc-foodbank

Our Service

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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.  

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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.  A referral form from an agency is required in order to access our support.

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For agencies to make a referral, please complete the Food Bank Referral Form (see below) and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If we receive referrals for support by Tuesday, we will try to add the individual or family on the Thursday's delivery list.  Please note that the Food Bank is not open on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  We rely purely on volunteers so please bear with us if we are not available to take your call or respond to your email as quickly as you would like.

If you are a referer or would like to donate, please contact us on 01772 461454 or 07928 335679.  You could also visit our Facebook page here.

 

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