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News from the Foodbank

HAYES COMMUNITY FOOD BANK: Registered Charity 1198866

Account details (Co-op Bank):

Hayes Community Foodbank Kent; 08-92-99; 67307296.


Some folk may have been aware that the foodbank shelves in the church seem to be full to overflowing. This isn’t due to a huge influx of donations - just a change in our operating procedures.


The Thursday team have in the past stocked the shelves, then taken in both the Sainsburys and Tesco’s deliveries, then collected and sorted the bread from Sponge Kitchens and then sorted the delivery from Fareshare - as well as packing bags for 12 families that are then delivered early Friday morning. 


The Friday team packed the remaining families and delivered to families but they are now restocking the shelves ready for the following week. This has helped the Thursday team considerably but it means that the empty shelves are now the ones in the back vestry. 


We still need donations and we are grateful to the Guides who descended on Lidls last Friday to see how much each patrol could buy with their £15 – quite a bit as it happens. Hayes Secondary are also organising a donations drop just before the end of term focusing on ‘packed lunch’ foods ready for the summer holidays.


We are always grateful for this support and all financial donations – thank you.


We will be holding our Foodbank AGM on Tuesday 18th June, 7.30, at HFC. There will be an overview of our activities in the last year and our plans for the future – all are warmly welcome.


Teresa and the team