On Monday 21st December, the Amazon Filters team will be going to St Barnabas Church in Darby Green, Hampshire, where a new satellite of Hart Foodbank has now opened. This falls under the wider category of The Trussell Trust.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
A new satellite of Hart Foodbank is now open at St Barnabas Church, Darby Green. This Foodbank is run by the churches in Eversley, Yateley, and Darby Green.
The foodbank is designed to provide food in a crisis and is not an ongoing source of help. Foodbank volunteers can direct the clients towards more permanent solutions through the benefit system, organise debt counselling when appropriate and perhaps personal counselling.
In 2014-15 foodbanks fed 1,084,604 people nationwide. Of those helped, 396,997 were children.
Food is donated by individuals, church groups and food collection days at supporting supermarkets.
Here at Amazon Filters we wanted to ensure that we spread the festive feeling and contacted the charity to enquire which items are needed. They specifically requested:
- Sponge puddings (including Christmas Puddings)
- Whole/semi skimmed UHT milk
- Tinned Meat in gravy/sauce
- Long Life Fruit Juices
Amazon’s Ruth Pappadakis, Innes Hickman, Mark Underwood and Diane Schadenberg , will be delivering the goods to St Barnabas’ Church on Monday 21st December.
We are proud to have helped such an inspiring charity and look forward to keeping in touch with them in the future, Hart Foodbank also offers non-judgemental support, a listening ear and perhaps a prayer if that is wanted.
We wish everyone at the charity and those in need, a very Merry Christmas.
If you are an individual in crisis, please contact your local Citizen’s Advice or GP surgery for more information on eligibility.
For details of what/how to donate, please contact Hart Foodbank on 01252 873839.