Our Church's Springs Foodbank is 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).
We would like to tell you more about how our Church helps some of our neighbours in need:
|Event:||Springs Food Bank|
|Time:||10:00am - 12:00 Midday|
|Venue:||Upper Gornal Methodist Church|
|Content:||A fellowship meeting held at church, always ending with light refreshments|
Please find below details of how we started, what we do, and who we would like to say thank you to:
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?
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)
- Benefits delayed or stopped due to new legislation
- Breakdown of family unit
- Unable to cope with situations
- Mental Health issues including Breakdowns
Within the local community there are many people who donate food and help within the food bank. 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