FoodbankWritten by Ant on Apr 24, 2012
Foleshill Food Bank
Foleshill Baptist Church – Food Bank Distribution Centre
12:00 – 14:00 Every Wednesday @ Foleshill Baptist Church Hall
Coventry food bank is a partnership between many churches in Coventry,
Our vision is that “No one in Coventry goes hungry”
Food banks give out three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in crisis.
We work with frontline care professionals to identify those in need. Vouchers are issued which can be exchanged for food.
On 21st January 2012 Coventry Food bank celebrated its first year of distributing food. Over the past year across the City we have seen thousands fed and communities coming together to take a stand against deprivation and hunger
How a foodbank works
Food is donated
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.
‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Food is sorted and stored
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline care professionals identify people in need
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup aas well as some food and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
Foleshill Baptist Church Distribution Centre is open on Wednesday’s from 12.00pm – 2.00pm
How can I help?
Volunteer – we always need volunteers – Collecting, sorting and distributing. Weekly, monthly or a one off, help is always needed. If you feel inspired please talk to John or Tim
Donate Bring donations to Foleshill Baptist Church’s Sunday Service 10:30 – 12:00 and place in box at front of church after the service or through our bin-a-tin scheme – go to www.coventryfoodbank.com to find out more.
“For I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” Matthew 25v 35