Church of England Diocese of Sheffield Stannington

Food bank and Community

Stannington Foodbank

Stannington Foodbank provides food and welfare packages to local residents.  If you are in need of a support package please go along to Stanwood Methodist church at 12 noon on a Monday.  

If you are able please donate to the food bank.  Items currently needed and details of how to donate are provided on their Facebook page.

November Update from Viv

The Stannington Foodbank continues to operate every Monday 12-1pm at Stanwood Methodist Church. No referrals are necessary so if you know of anyone who may be in need of help with food then please ask them to come to see us or if they are unable to attend then let Alison Cook or the Churchwardens know and we can arrange a delivery. <div>

There is a steady number of households attending the Food Bank at the moment but regular donations have been dropping off. But we are really grateful to the one off donations we have received from Harvest and other organisations. Morrisons organised a <span style="font-size: 1rem;">Food Bank drop which brought in an amount of provisions. We are hoping that the next food drop on 4th Dec will boost our stores. </span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Provided restrictions allow we are planning to reopen in a cafe style on 3rd Jan. People will be welcome to stay and  have a cuppa and a biscuit when they come to collect their parcel. We will welcome more volunteers to stay and chat. </span>

If you would like to help<span style="font-size: 1rem;"> we publish a weekly list of food items we are running out of on the </span>Stannington Foodbank Facebook <span style="font-size: 1rem;">page and also on the </span>Christ Church Facebook <span style="font-size: 1rem;">page. Cash donations can be left at Go Local and Stannington Fruit and Veg shop, food items can also be left at 18 Ashurst Place and Go Local or brought to Stanwood Methodist Church Monday 9-12 noon or Weds 12-3pm. Thank you everyone for your support. </span>

If you know of anyone in need who is not receiving food parcels at present please either send them in our direction or let me know via the website or through Alison or the Churchwardens. 

Local Groups

Unfortunately due to national Covid-19 restrictions, all our groups are currently suspended.  However, if you are in need of support please do contact us. 

Network groups - These are being run by members of the church leadership team (PCC). They are able to keep you in contact with church, offer prayer and some practical support and give you an opportunity to pray and offer some practical help to others. If you would like to be part of one of these please contact us.

Once we are able to open fully below is a summary of our local groups and courses:

Course to help us grow in faith - We run courses that will help you to grow in your faith and provide valuable input into your life as well as putting on events with the aim of having fun together and blessing those in our local community.  Please contact us for more details.

Natter - Natter is a relaxed and friendly place for a chat in Stannington for over 60s, on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30.

Babytime - Informal group for new families to have a chat and relax, held on Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11:30 during term-time.

Men's breakfast - On the first Saturday of the month John rolls up his sleeves and puts on his apron to cook a fry up for men in the local area. The breakfast is followed by a speaker, covering a wide variety of topics throughout the year.

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