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St. David’s Church,  Broom Leys

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The Trussell Trust (Network of Foodbanks)

Reg Charity No. 1110522

Coalville Food Bank

The Trussell Trust Food Bank is now open twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays - 10.00am to 12.30pm at New Life Church Margaret Street.  

A second foodbank distribution centre is also open on Thursdays - 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Greenhill Community Church, Charnborough Road.

If you know of someone in need, please remember that vouchers for emergency food are obtainable from Revd. Andrew Rhoades.

For more information on food banks see www.trusselltrust.org.

Tins and packet foods with a good shelf life can be placed each week in the Food Bank box in the church porch. Thanks for your support for this project. See below for more details about the Trussell Trust.

General Information About Trussell Trust

Trussell Trust is a Christian Charity working within the United Kingdom through a network of foodbanks. The aim is to show the love of Jesus reaching out to others by providing emergency food relief for people in crisis.

These foodbanks are up and running very successfully all around the country, even in affluent towns, where on the surface, you would not expect to find any need for them. They often complement the excellent work of Fareshare which redistributes surplus food from the larger stores on a regular basis.  

Even today there are families in this community living below the poverty line, or struggling to buy food, when they are hit by a sudden crisis or unexpected bill. Parents will even go without meals themselves, in order to feed their children, often because they are too afraid or ashamed to ask for help.

Frontline care agencies such as CAP, social workers, health visitors, probation officers and other professions will know and identify a family in need, and a voucher will be given to this family along with directions to the nearest foodbank.

This voucher when presented at the foodbank will be exchanged for at least three days food (ten balanced meals). The food pack will be made up of tinned or dried food, enough to feed all the family members until other assistance becomes available.

The trust will provide everything necessary including training to set up, promote and run a foodbank. This is done using volunteers from the local area; all keen and interested people are welcome to join the team.

Food to make up the packs is from a list of specific food items and collected from church congregations, schools and other organizations happy to support the scheme. Shoppers visiting supermarkets may also be asked to buy one item of food from a list given to them as they enter to do their own shopping and placed with trust volunteers at a collection point near the entrance to the store as they leave. The collected stock is taken to a central store where it is sorted and stored before volunteers make up the food parcels for distribution.

Trussell Trust foodbanks have been opened in the Coalville area (see above), with the New Life (Margaret Street) Church being the Lead Church and volunteers being drawn from other local churches, thus enabling us to reach out to our neighbours, with the love of Jesus, in this practical way.

St. David’s reps are John and Stella Allwood and Ann Sankey.  

Food Banks

Coalville Foodbank has now been in operation for almost one year (see below) and has seen a hand-out of over 770 food parcels to those individuals and families in crisis.  The main storage and distribution centre is at the New Life Church ( Margaret Street) and Greenhill Community Church also distributes parcels.  St. David’s is involved at supermarket collections, sorting and aiding with distribution.  We also provide food for GCC to hand out to those in need who do not meet the food-bank criteria.  I would like to thank all those who generously donate food for this purpose.

Members from St David’s also help at the Friday lunchtime drop-in at Kingsgate ( GCC ) where a free meal and advice is given to an average of 16 people per week.

If you have fallen on difficult times and are in need of food, please contact Reverend Andrew Rhoades on 01530 834210 to discuss a food voucher.