Saint Peter's Food Bank
Saint Peter's Parish Centre
(off Harrison Street)
Open Mondays 10am to 12pm
Enquiries Tel: 07493 524898
Saint Peter's foodbank opened at the end of November 2022. Since that time and up to September 2023 514 parcels have been distributed helping 795 adults and 289 children.
The foodbank is run by a team of committed volunteers from local churches, and community that have concerns for vulnerable people that live in and around the Bloxwich area.
Clients are given a warm welcome, treated with respect and helped in a non judgemental way.
They are offered light refreshment whilst waiting for food parcel. The parcel is tailored to the amount in household.
Clients are also given a list of useful contact numbers if they need help with their situation.
The foodbank is supported by local churches, schools, some small businesses and individuals for which we are extremely grateful.
We are seeing an increase in families struggling.
Make a Donation
Urgently Needed Items
Tinned soup, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, rice pudding, tin meat and fish, tin fruit, pasta, pasta sauce, tea, coffee, squash, long life milk and essential.
We would appreciate strong carrier bags.
We had another busy morning, helping 49 adults and 16 children.
We did another large top up shop to help with demand.
Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
I was hungry and you gave me something to eat
One of the corporal works of Mercy is to feed the hungry - "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat" (Matt 25:35).
The Corporal Works of Mercy are part of the teachings of Jesus and give us a model of how we should treat others, as if they are Jesus in disguise. They are acts of charity that meet the human bodily needs of our brothers and sisters as we journey together through life.
At Saint Peter's we celebrate Harvest Festival. During this time we give thanks to God for the food that keeps us alive. Few people nowadays are aware of this custom because food is so easily available all year round from supermarkets. This forgetfulness means we do not think about all the time and work that goes into producing food or even people who do not have enough food.
However, our ancestors knew what they were thankful for, which is why some forms of celebration have been held for millennia in all cultures. Jesus was Jewish and the Jewish people also had harvest festivals to give thanks to God for the food that they need to live. Jesus took part in the festivals and also spoke often about God's Kingdom of love using parables about the harvest. He also told us that we must feed the hungry and as his followers not to live for ourselves but for others. As such we collect food for the Food Bank.