Kelvedon and Feering Churches
Kelvedon and Feering Churches

Braintree Area Foodbank

 

Please see the latest shopping lists below.  The foodbank are also very grateful for strong carrier bags.  Thank you for your support.

 

Shopping List for July 2019.pdf
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Latest Newsletter

Food Bank Spring 2018 Newsletter
Food Bank Spring 2018 Newsletter.pdf
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Dear All

 

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.

 

Best wishes

 

Caroline

Congratulations St Mary's

Kelvedon St Mary's Donation Certificate
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Click to read the Harvest thank you letter
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Ways to support us

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.

 

Find out about our supporters group
Foodbank Supporters Group Leaflet.pdf
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WHAT'S ON

 

Calendar & Events

 

FAMILY SERVICE & UNTIDY CAFE St Mary's Church - Sun 7th July

'Untidy Cafe' with crafts and refreshments from 09.15, family service from 10.00. Click here

 

TEDDY BEAR CLUB every Wednesday 9:30am (St Mary's) - find out more click here(Term time only)

 

HOLIDAY MESSY CHURCH (St Mary's) - Wednesday 31st July 11am - 1pm - Click here

 

See the Services page for information of upcoming services.

 

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