What we do
Sutton Community Food Project exists to tackle hunger and provide food aid for the community of Sutton, St Helens, including Clock Face, Bold, Sutton Manor, Sutton Leach, Sutton Village and Marshalls Cross.
The foodbank is open on Sundays from 13:30 to 15:30 at St Michael and All Angels Church, Gartons Lane, St Helens, WA9 4RB.
How it will work
People requiring a food parcel are invited to come to the pantry session to collect a tailored parcel. This means in addition to the basic food parcel offering of various non-perishable goods, containing at least three days’ worth of food, we can tailor food parcels according to the individual’s needs i.e. we can include items such as sanitary products, nappies, shower gel etc (stock permitting). We also hope to offer a limited fresh produce and bakery provision, however due to short dates, this will depend on donations from week to week.
We will also be offering a limited food parcel delivery service for those who are unable to leave home to collect due to health reasons i.e. self-isolation/shielding. We hope to offer as many delivery slots as possible, but this will depend on volunteers willing to deliver parcels. People requiring a delivery may contact the foodbank using our contact page.
We will not be operating a voucher system, if you need help, then please contact us directly.
How can I help?
First and foremost, the best way of helping the Sutton Community Foodbank is through donations. We will need as many donations as possible as we begin our operation in order to build up a healthy stock in our pantry cupboard. As mentioned earlier in the document, no donation is a bad donation. However, we are unable to accept donations of chilled items e.g. fresh meat and fish, yoghurt, fresh milk, or frozen items e.g. frozen chips, veg, ice cream.
If you feel able to volunteer, we need as much help as possible. However, due to current social distancing guidelines, we will have to limit the number of volunteers inside the church building and likely begin a rota for the foodbank to operate safely at this time.
If you or your organisation would like to make a financial contribution to the work of the Sutton Community Foodbank, please contact the foodbank co-ordinator to arrange this. All financial donations will be ringfenced and used solely for the work of the foodbank.
Short term vision
We will begin to operate as a small-scale foodbank at St Michael’s Church providing immediate food aid for the Sutton community.
Medium Term Vision
We hope to develop our pantry sessions into community gatherings, providing opportunities for signposting people to organisations that can offer further support.
Long Term Vision
The long-term vision for the Sutton Community Foodbank is to grow into a wider food aid network that will provide support in multiple locations across the area.
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