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The Parish of Three Saints

Foodbank

           ALL ABOUT the...........

 

 

 

 

  • Started in 2012 for Highbridge & the surrounding area, the “Highbridge Area Foodbank” has fed 5,475 people (1,882 of those were under 16yrs)
  • In 2017-18 alone 1,700 people were fed (589 under 16’s)
  • 36 referral agencies in our area (Citizens Advice, Village Agents, Police, Doctors, Health Visitors, Schools and Social Workers) who can identify people in crisis and issue with a Foodbank voucher (a 3-day supply of food)
  • Every day UK people go hungry for a variety of reasons. A simple bag of food makes a big difference, with Foodbanks helping to prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
  • All donations welcomed of non-perishable in-date food (see separate list for preferred items)
  • 40,000 Volunteers countrywide collect, sort and make up food bags to give to those in need.
  • Friendly volunteers provide a listening ear over a cuppa.

Help and advice by the Citizens Advice available in some areas) is offered regarding possible resolutions to the underlying cause of crisis.

 

LOCAL FOOD DONATION POINTS

LOOK OUT FOR THE BASKETS IN YOUR local CHURCHES             

BURNHAM TESCO TA8 1EZ (If donated food purchased in store)

BURNHAM METHODIST CHURCH College St. TA8 1AS (Tues & Sat 10-12 noon)

LYMPSHAM POST OFFICE Lympsham Rd BS24 0DN (opening times vary)

ASDA HIGHBRIDGE TA9 3BX (If donated food purchased in store)

The attached is a list of food needed. Please feel free to distribute this to your friends and work colleagues - LIST

 

 

FOODBANK OPENING TIMES to redeem Foodbank vouchers:

BURNHAM METHODIST CHURCH (College St, Burnham TA8 1AS) Tues & Sat 10-12noon (Citizens Advice on Tues)

HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (106 Church St, Highbridge TA9 3HW) Thurs 9.30-12.30pm (Citizens Advice available)

ST JOHNS CHURCH HIGHBRIDGE (Church Street, Highbridge TA9 3HS) Wed 10-11.30am

 

For more information and real stories of how the foodbank has helped, visit our website at

https://highbridgearea.foodbank.org.uk

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

 

 

Registered charity number 1147076 Part of the Trussell Trust group of Foodbanks