The Billericay Emergency Food Bank now has it’s own website here
The Billericay & Little Burstead Team Ministry (Anglican Churches in Billericay) have opened an Emergency Food Bank, to provide food and other household items to anyone in hardship in the town. Hardship in this context means that they do not have food to feed their family and do not have money to buy food. The food bank store will be at St. John’s church, Outwood Common.
It is intended that this facility will be available from the beginning of March, and it is already holding a stock of goods to get started.
In the first instance, referrals of needy families will be invited from Sunnymede Junior School, Sunnymede Infant School and the Neighbourhood Housing Officer and moving onto GP’s, Health Visitors and Social Workers etc.
The reason we have not invited other agencies to refer clients is that, as a completely new enterprise, we do not want to overrun with demand. The team has to get its processes up and running, so we are starting with a small scope, and as we find that we can manage the volume generated this way we will invite other referral agencies. There would be nothing worse than families being referred, and we had run out of food.
The Co-op at Queens Park has agreed to be a collection point to which donated goods can be taken. Alternatively, there will be a collection point in the foyer at Emmanuel or goods can be taken to St. John’s church from 6.00 and 7.00 pm on Tuesday evenings and between 12.00 to 2.30 pm on a Thursday (FYI., this is not the same day that clients will be attending the food bank).
These are the food items we are collecting:
Canned mealsCanned meatUHT milkCanned potatoesCanned vegetablesPasta saucesSoup/NoodlesCerealsCanned/Dried dessertsTea/CoffeeSquashRice/pasta
These are the hygiene items we are collecting:
It’s a matter of great concern for all of us that more and more people are relying on food banks to be able to feed their families – even in Billericay – and I thank you in advance for your understanding and supporting this initiative.
For more information please contact St.email@example.com or call 07707 466262
Download a poster Billericay Food Bank Poster – November 2018