Foodbank - September
This September we will be making specified donations to the Foodbank. Please give generously.
Sunday 2nd September - 1 litre long life milk
Sunday 9th September - tinned vegetables
Sunday 16th September - long life fruit juice
Sunday 23rd September - tinned sponge puddings
Sunday 30th September - chocolate bars, kit-kat etc
Thank you for your support.
Roger and I have taken around ten large bags of food recently to the Foodbank - I may have lost count! Very many thanks for your donations.
The Foodbank still welcomes monetary donations - these can be made online at https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/braintreeareafoodbank . If online is a problem then please give cash (preferably in an envelope marked Foodbank) to either me or a churchwarden. I am usually on the organ bench most Sundays or you can pop your envelope through our door at 58 High Street (we are not quite opposite the Labour Club). Please write your name and a means of contacting you on the envelope so that I can let you know when I have made an online donation on your behalf.
As you know church donations account for approximately 36% of the food donated to us. We would certainly struggle to feed our clients without your donations. Over the last three years our donor churches have proved very loyal. When we started foodbank we did wonder whether contributions would tail off as time went on but that has not been the case, in fact new church donors have started collecting.
There are other ways to support us in addition to providing food. Whilst all the food is donated we do have other expenses we have to cover, transport costs, administration and printing, postage, warehouse costs and, of course, we now have to pay rent on our warehouse. It currently costs us something over £2,500 per month to cover these expenses. The foodbank actively seeks as much grant aid as we can get but in many cases grants have provisions which means we have to provide some of the money from our own resources.
About 2½ years ago we set up a Supporters’ Group to enable people who wanted to give us financial support (in addition to or instead of food donations) to help us on a regular basis. We have not really promoted this widely but feel that now is the right time to make others aware of the group.
Grand Organ Recital, Feering Church - 21st October at 4:00 p.m.
ST MARY'S PRAYER GROUP Monday 8th October 20.00 in Church - see calendar for details Read More
FEERING ALL SAINTS FAMILY SERVICE Sunday 14th October 10.00
CHURCH BOOK CLUB 20:00 Monday 15th October St Mary's Church Rooms - Read More
CHURCH QUIZ - SAT 20TH OCTOBER
See the Services page for information of upcoming services.