Springs Foodbank - Helping local people

(Part of the Black Country Foodbank)

This is a Christian organisation which helps vulnerable individuals and families that are going through crisis.

They aim to provide those in need with an emergency package of food that will last three days. This is a temporary measure until people find a long term solution. 


Helping Springs Food Bank?


We encourage all comers to get involved, and serve those less fortunate than ourselves. Jesus said:
"Love your neighbour as you love yourself"   (Luke 10 verse 27).

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We would like to tell you more about how our Church helps some of our neighbours in need:

Event:  Springs Food Bank
Day: Monday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 Midday
Venue: Upper Gornal Methodist Church
Content: A fellowship meeting held at church, always ending with light refreshments

Details:


Please find below details of how we started, what we do, and who we would like to say thank you to:

Getting Started

Springs food bank was set-up in February 2012, at Upper Gornal Methodist Church by Annette, Bill and Tracey. There are a number of different churches helping, who have worked together and helped. The Reason for the name springs is:

  • The Season of Spring Brings New Life and Hope
  • A Natural Spring Offers Refreshment

During the last few years in which Springs has been running, we have collected a lot of food, which has been used to help needy people in our area. Any remaining food is sent to the main distribution centre in Halesowen.

Why do people come to Springs Food Bank? Ministries Food Bank 02a

There are many reason why clients choose to come to our food bank. We find that the main reasons are:

  • Unemployment with no chance of a job (particularly people in there 20’s and 60’s)
  • Homelessness
  • Sickness
  • Benefits delayed or stopped due to new legislation
  • Debt
  • Breakdown of family unit
  • Unable to cope with situations
  • Mental Health issues including Breakdowns


Supplies


Thank you for the support you give to Springs Foodbank. Your gifts and donations are greatly appreciated. With wintry weather fast approaching, we need additional stocks of food and other household supplies to meet the needs of individuals and families in our area
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Thank you, too, for all your prayers for us in this vital ministry. The Foodbank is currently in need of:

1. Small boxes of low sugar breakfast cereal;
2. UHT milk;
3. Fruit juice;
3. Tinned fruit;
4. Tins and packets of Soup;
5. Packets of teabags;
6. Small jars of coffee;
7. Baby foods and nappies;
8. Toilet rolls;
9. Deodorants & shampoo (male & female)

If you can help, please bring what you can to Church.


Thank you


Within the local community there are many people who donate food and help within the food bank. For example, during 2016 we collected 10.054 ton of food and fed 291 adults and 211 children. We would like to thank these people for there generous donations and continuing support:

  • Straits Community Church
  • Upper Gornal Methodist Church
  • Eve Lane Pentecostal Church
  • Sedgley Community Church
  • St Peter’s Church
  • All Saints Church
  • St Mary’s Church
  • Lake Street Methodist Church
  • Himley Road Methodist Church
  • Zoar Methodist Church
  • Five Ways Methodist Church
  • St Andrews Church
  • People in the community

Finally, we would like to thank the many volunteers (at least 20 people) from our local Churches. Without the help of our willing volunteers, our Food Bank could not function. So massive thanks to these people.

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 Methodist Church
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