The Food Pantry is open on WEDNESDAYS from 1pm-3pm (Donation box on Saturdays 10.30 – 12 noon).
1. What items are most needed?
Rice, pasta, flour, pulses tinned, beans, tomatoes, spaghetti, soup, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, jam, marmalade, peanut butter, marmite, breakfast cereal, long-life milk (all types), bicuits, tea, coffee, condiments (ketchup, brown sauce, mayonnaise, etc.), oils, cook-in-sauces, squash, long- life fruit juice, toiletries, cleaning products, washing powder/liquid nappies (unopened packs), toilet paper.
FOR CHRISTMAS HAMPERS:
Potatoes, Yorkshire Puddings Tinned, Boxed Chocolates, Carrots, Stuffing Mix, Biscuit Selection, Swede, Vegetable Gravy Granules, Custard (ready to serve), Parsnips Rice Trifle box,Broccoli Sprouts, Mince Pies
Please note that due to the perishable nature of some of the items we will not be able to accept fresh items until w/c 14th December. All items must be pre-packed and unopened (no loose food items please).
PLUS Children’s Gift (Book/Toy - MUST BE NEW)
PLUS tinned/boxed family tubs of chocolates (600g and larger)
No carrier bags at the moment please.
2. What if I or someone else I know could do with food packages?
If you, or someone you know, are struggling for food or household supplies please notify Mthr. Valerie or call her on 020 8997 6189. Otherwise, simply come along to the Food Pantry to take some food and supplies. You will be very welcome!
3. Where do I drop off donations?
There will be a donations outside the church from 10.30am to 12pm on Saturdays or you can pass them to one of the local hubs. Currently we have four hubs in Holyoake Walk, Harrow View Road, Kingsley Avenue and at the Vicarage on Woodfield road. (See question 4 below if you'd like to become a local hub.) Alternatively, you could bring the food donations on Wednesdays from 1pm - 3 pm.
4. Can I volunteer to help?
Yes! If you have a car, you could take any excess food and supplies to the Ealing Foodbank at the close of Food Pantry at 4pm.
Alternatively, you may like to offer your house as a local hub to collect donations from neighbours.
For more information about any of the above please email Dn. Jill Scott or just make yourself known to a member of the clergy on Wednesdays.