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 Wednesday 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.
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
Thank you so much to each of these businesses for continuing to support us, we are very grateful!
Thank you all!
We are very grateful to Joanne at Places for People for securing a grant of £6,000 for our food bank from The Places Foundation Impact Fund! In addition we have also received a grant of £500 from the Progress Housing group. This will make a huge difference over the coming months, allowing us to continue meeting the increased demand for food bank as a result of the pandemic.
Recently, 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!
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.