Food Bank

Do please leave items you are donating in the box in the church porch. If you can, it would help if you can leave them in a plastic bag.

At St Peter’s, we believe that we are called to look outward into the surrounding community and care for those less fortunate than ourselves and nowhere is this more apparent than in our strong links with Emmanuel Church at Weston Favell Centre, who run the Weston Favell Food Bank, which is part of Trussell Trust.

Members of the St Peter’s congregation not only contribute food, week in, week out throughout the year, but also provide invaluable help each Wednesday, whether by packing bags of food, meeting and greeting clients and making sure they have a hot drink and something to eat, or acting as referrers, which involves talking to clients, assessing their current needs and helping them with a wide variety of problems, from housing and debt difficulties to accessing other agencies better placed to offer ongoing advice and help. At other times during the week, parishioners work in the stockroom, sorting and boxing food to make distribution easier.

On an average week Weston Favell Food Bank gives food, cleaning products and other essentials to around 40 clients, which means we are in some small way helping in excess of 120 people. The clients are always so grateful, but it is we who feel honoured and privileged to be able to serve in this way.