Church of England Diocese of Sheffield Balby Saint John the Evangelist

PRE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Food, Clothes and Toiletries Bank - "Given Freely Freely Given"

Over the last few years we have intentionally tried to mould ourselves to the needs of the community. This has resulted in a Clothes Bank, Toiletries Bank and an Emergency Food Bank. Requests for help outside clothes, food and toiletries can be met if we can get the necessary donations.

WHAT WE DO

The Church of England in Balby, Loversall and Wadworth operate a scheme to help those at most need in our society.

Out of one of our churches, St John the Evangelist in Balby; we operate

A safe space to chat and get help

an emergency Food and Clothes Bank

a free Cups and Cakes coffee shop on Tuesdays between 10-12. We provide free refreshments, cakes, savouries, crumpets and toast.

Soon, on a Thursday we will be starting “Getting to know you”, an arts based project to encompassing a number of groups to help, for example, those with dementia and their careers

We provide help for those who live on the streets or sofa surf or in small bed sits to try to sleep e.g. duvets and sleeping bags

We try to provide as much support to anyone who needs help as we can.

Everyone is welcome, there is no need for a referral and we make no charge. Although donation are always welcome

WHAT WE NEED

For the coffee shop    Crumpets, bread, savouries, fruit

For the Food Bank.  <span style="font-size: 1rem;">People we help often only have a kettle and no microwave or cooker. So we need food that just requires hot water adding: e.g Instant porridge, Cup Soups, Mug shots, Instant noodles and Pot noodles (Supermarket own brands are ideal)</span>

for the clothes bank We take all types and our greatest demand is for adult male clothes

to help people sleep Duvets, Sleeping Bags, Blankets

to help people set up in a bed sit Kettles, toasters, microwaves, pots, pans cutlery.

to help people stay clean Towels, wet wipes and toiletries - even part used!

to help WITH NUTRITION FORTISIP or anything similar - If you take them back to the pharmacy or hospital they throw them away but they are a great help to people with poor nutrition

Where do we bring donations?

To the White Hart pub in Wadworth during opening hours

To St John the Evangelist, on the corner of Balby Road and Greenfield Lane, Balby DN4 0QF

Monday, Tuesdays and Thursday between 9:30 - 12

To the Vicarage, Vicarage Drive, Wadworth DN11 9AN

can we donate money? yes please! We have some envelopes or even a standing order form if you would like to give regularly.

Can i volunteer? Yes please ring 07946466725 to speak to Jane Price or email [email protected]


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