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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 12.30pm 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!

It's that busy time of year again when the doorbell seems to never stop ringing and we are amazed with the generosity of our local community, supermarkets and businesses.  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, Waitrose & Partners Capitol Centre, Asda Clayton GreenLady and gentleman with food donation, Spar Lostock Hall and Spar Walton Park.  In addition we have also had donations from Morrisons Deepdale dropped off by the Scots Guards Association- Preston Branch which is really helpful. Co-op Lostock Hall regularly donate perishable goods under their Foodshare scheme (manager Adam pictured here with one of our volunteers). Sainsburys Bamber Bridge as well as continuing to support us with customer donations have also placed collection buckets and tubs on the tills for us over the Christmas period.  We have also been chosen by the Bamber Bridge Morrisons Community Champion for their Community Giving Tree.  We are overwhelmed with the support from you all.
 
We're really grateful to the continued support of Luv Preston for their weekly donation of fruit, veg & bread and also appreciate the twice weekly donation from Lathams The Bakers Limited in Tarleton for providing fresh pies, cakes, pastries and bread.   
 
This month we have also had the donations and Christmas treats and gifts from Yodel Preston, Katy's Kitchen and Outside Catering, the team at Footprints Child Care Ltd, Our Lady and St.Gerard's RC School, All Saints Church Higher Walton, Stanley House Nursery, Marina Grove Street Market and Tombola, and Higher Walton CE Primary School.  We're thrilled that Bamber Bridge FC are going to be collecting for our food bank over the next couple of weeks leading up to their Christmas Jumper Day!  We had a lovely surprise from from Skipton Building Society Preston Branch for their very generous donation of £250! We are grateful to Donna for arranging this and dropping off the cheque (pictured right).People presenting a cheque
 
As always our church congregation and local community have continued to bring donations to our church building of much needed essentials from our shopping list (see above).  All donations are gratefully received and make a huge difference to our supplies.  We are so grateful that we are part of a community that are so willing to support others in their time of need. 
 
We continue to work alongside FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria to reduce food waste and redistribute it to our recipients. Each week we fill a car with food from their warehouse which is amazing! Thank you to everyone involved at Fareshare that work really hard and to our collection volunteers including Preston Community Transport.
 
Progress housing Sainsburys Neighbourly logosA huge thank you to Progress Housing Group for awarding us a grant of £500! Progress Housing Group have supported us financially several times during the pandemic and we are so grateful! These funds will enable us to purchase additional food as stock continues to run low each week.   In addition, we have been awarded £500 by Sainsbury's and neighbourly. This is a Sainsbury’s Helping Everyone Eat Better Community Grant from the Sainsbury's Bamber Bridge store! Your financial support will help us feed more families within our local community, we are very grateful!  LCCAsdaFoundation
 
We are also very grateful for the grant of £990 received from LCC Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme and also £990 from Asda Bringing Communities Back Together Scheme.  All this extra support ensures we can help our beneficiaries effectively and run Food Bank smoothly.
 
 
Christmas posterThank you to everyone who has supported our Christmas appeal.   This year we are focusing on festive treats and Christmas gifts for the individuals and families we are working with.  With your help will be making this Christmas an extra special time for those who are struggling in our community.  Thank you in for all those that have donated already.
 
At the Food Bank our volunteers do their best to provide for all the different needs of our recipients. 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 are very grateful to all our volunteers both the sorting/packing teams and the collection/delivery teams.  We just wouldn't be able to function without you!
 
We are currently helping around 75 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.

Our Service

Row of bags and boxes

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.  

2 women with food parcelsHow to Access Food Bank Support

Our Food Bank covers the following areas: Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Clayton Brook and Leyland. 

Beneficiaries 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.

DSC06298For 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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