Porch Boxes / Foodbank Collections

Dear All

Porch Boxes

Thank you to everyone for your amazing efforts so far in donating to Porch Boxes, the collection box will continue to be outside 31 Greenheys Crescent. We are really impressed with the level of donations so far, there have been between 120 – 180 items each week for which local people are very grateful. In the first weeks of lockdown Porch Boxes sent out 1900 crisis packs & are continuing to provide packs at this rate. 

St Hilda’s Food Bank Collection

A reminder regarding the collection taking place this Sunday, 31st May from 11:00 am—1:00pm ONLY.

The Impact Group of local young children has organised a ‘drive-by’ facility at both our churches for people to drop off bags of food and toiletries.

The youngsters will set up a safe ‘drop off’ zone in the parish centre car park at Guardian Angels’ and in the small car park between the church and parish house at St Hilda’s. Please put all your items into a sealed/knotted plastic bag and just drop the bag off on the tables provided at the entrances to the car parks. The bags will then be sanitised and loaded directly into transport that will take all the items to the various charitable centres. Items that are required are the usual things we ask for when we do our Helping Hands Sunday e.g. Cereals, Tinned Soups and Stew, Pasta, Rice and Pasta Sauce, Tinned meat or fish, long life milk, toiletries etc. PLEASE NO CLOTHING.

If you can help, just a small bag of items will go a long way and, rest assured, we will be operating safe social distancing and good hygiene practise at all times.  Greenmount Helpers can collect your items if you cannot get to St Hilda’s yourself.

Stay safe everyone

Julie Southworth

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