Across our Benefice we collect food to support local foodbanks (Please see the foodbank shopping list opposite). You can find drop-off points in St Mary's Feltwell, St Andrew's Northwold, St Mary's Southery and St Mary's Weeting.
Through these donations we support our nearest foodbanks based in Thetford and Ely.
13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.
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.
In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.
Rising food and fuel prices, static incomes, underemployment and changes to benefits are some of the reasons why increasing numbers are being referred to foodbanks for emergency food.
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 420 foodbanks currently launched, their goal is for every town to have one.
Do you think you need the help of your local foodbank?
Frontline care professionals are tasked with identifying people in need.
Care professionals such as
doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police have the ability to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Please talk to a care professional if you need help.
Foodbank Shopping List
Milk (UHT or powdered)
Fruit juice (carton)
Sponge pudding (tinned)
Rice pudding (tinned)
Tea bags/instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Biscuits or snack bar