Friday 27th November 2020
Members of the UCKG HelpCentre at Stamford Hill have been helping their local community by running a Saturday food bank for several weeks now, and redoubled their efforts for the grand opening on Saturday 14 November.
A team of 10 volunteers led by the HelpCentre’s community outreach representative, Ann Anofienem, collected enough food to hand out 80 bags of provisions to 42 households, having just supplied 40 bags of food to 25 recipients the previous week.
Besides many donations of non-perishable foods from members of the HelpCentre, which is a church, the food bank provided vegetables donated by a nearby supermarket, Seven Brothers, fresh pastries from Tesco and other tasty items from Greggs.
“The run up to the grand opening was very exciting for us, especially as we saw the number of donors and donations increase as word slowly began to spread,” Ann said.
“We gave the food to a mix of people including some who were homeless, and others who lacked food at home due to financial struggles. All types of people came along, and many are expecting to come back next week and to inform others who may be in need.”
The big task now for Ann and her team, is to ensure that supplies keep up with demand. “We continue to approach different local stores and shops as we have no doubt more and more people will be coming along. We are also keen to encourage donors to contact us directly. It is such a fantastic work and something that anyone would feel proud of contributing towards.”
Anyone interesting in helping with a donation to the food bank should e-mail email@example.com.
Note to editors:
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.