Blakenall and Bloxwich Food Bank
Blakenall Village Centre,
Open Thursdays 11am-1.00pm
Bus routes: 29, 19
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The foodbanks are projects founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.
Urgently needed items: rice pudding/custard, tinned fruit, pasta/curry sauce, tinned tomatoes, biscuits, tinned meats, pasta/rice, long life fruit juice.
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.
The Trussell Trust has a 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
*NEW INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS*
Process for volunteering - Fill in application form (below) and take to the Blakenall Village Centre when you visit.
The Bloxwich and Blakenall Food Bank is in need of volunteers to help with the upcoming collection. If you can spare a few hours please sign-up using the form below to help local people in crisis (see also Volunteer Descriptions).
Please visit the Bloxwich & Blakenall Foodbank website for further information:
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.
Walsall North Food Bank
If you can please bring some food and put in the boxes at the back of Church. These are regularly emptied to take to the Food Bank at Pelsall Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Pelsall, WS3 4LN .
Opening times are:
Tuesday (11.00am -3.00pm)
Friday (1.00pm -3.00pm)
Please visit the Walsall Food Bank website for more information.
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 during our Harvest Festival at Saint Peter's and Saint Peter's School we collect food for the
Bloxwich & Blakenall Foodbank
Walsall North Food Bank.