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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 and follow 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.

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 everyday, 12pm until late.

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.

Stonehouse Homes Estate & Letting Agents on Chorley Road Walton-le-Dale.  Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm
 

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

Thank you all!

 Volunteer bbq 0821We have wanted to thank our amazing volunteers (pictured below right) for all their help in the last 2 years particularly through the difficult times of the pandemic.  So we had a fantastic barbecue on bank holiday Monday as a bit of a celebration of the food bank achievements and to say a special 'Thank You'! We also looked at our delivery statistics and so far this year we have made over 6550 deliveries!  This included 8785 bags of food which enabled families to make nearly 150,000 meals.  These statistics are staggering and we are so grateful to donors and volunteers for all your help.  We couldn't have done it without you!
 
Lady with trolley of foodAgain this month, we really appreciate the continued support from our local supermarkets. We have received donations from them and their customers including Booths Country Longton, Tesco Extra Leyland, Co-op Lostock Hall, Sainsburys Bamber Bridge, Waitrose & Partners Capitol Centre and their customers' have continued to provide several trolley loads each week.  Jo, Community Champion Asda Clayton Green donated a trolley load of food specifically from our notice board shown here with her colleague Niki.   
 
We're really grateful to the continued support of Luv Preston for their weekly donation of fruit, veg & bread.  We are also appreciate the twice weekly donation from Lathams The Bakers Limited in Tarleton for providing fresh pies, cakes, pastries and bread.  Thanks also to staff at Yodel for an amazing food bank donation! 
 
Lady with plumsAs always our local community have continued to pop into our church building, donating much needed essentials from our shopping list (see above). We had a lovely fresh donation of plums from Lynette and Shaun straight from their tree - thank you so much.  Scots Guards Association - Preston Branch brought in another large donation from Morrison's Deepdale (pictured below left) which was gratefully appreciated.  We've also had much needed donations of pet food which is great as we have a number of clients with pets and really appreciate your support in this way.
 
We are proud to work alongside FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria to reduce food waste and redistribute it to our clients. Each week we fill a car with food from their warehouse which is such a blessing! Thank you to everyone involved at Fareshare that work really hard and to our collection volunteers too! 
 
Gentleman with foodAt 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 are currently helping around 80 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.

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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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