This is an initiative started by Chelwood Baptist Church which aims to assist those in need in the Stockport area. It relies on food donations to feed local people in crisis. St Ann’s collects donations of sugar for the Food Bank which can be left in St Ann’s porch. If you want to help directly, the Food Bank welcomes anything from packets of pasta to tins of tomatoes, as long as it is in date, non-perishable food They do have a shopping list from which you can identify opportunities to help. They also welcome financial donations.
We normally aim to deliver our weekly goods to Chelwood after Monday morning Mass.
For information about St Ann’s involvement, please contact Wilf Breen on 485 2687. You can also go to the Chelwood website for more information at http://www.chelwoodfoodbankplus.org/ There is also Facebook information at Chelwood Foodbank Plus.
The way the foodbank is operating has had to change, including the closure of two outlets through staff shortages (vulnerable aged group). However, in-store Collection Points for purchased items continue to operate at the following locations: Sainsbury’s Warren St, Stockport; Sainsbury’s High Street, Cheadle; Co-op, Dairyground Road, Bramhall; St Michael and All Angels, Bramhall (drop off point).
Food can still be dropped off at the foodbank at Chelwood Baptist Church, Adswood Rd, Cheadle Hulme, during any of the sessions: 10 – 12 Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 – 2.00 Thursday. Collections are also taking place in the Methodist Church car park on Station Road, from 11am – 12noon on Tuesdaysand in Grove Lane Baptist Church car park from 11am – 12noon on Saturdays.
Premade-up food parcels rather than specific parcels based on family size and needs, etc., are being handed out at both Chelwood and Brinnington (another outlet) and it is hoped that a van can be obtained to deliver to the homes of the most vulnerable. It is also hoped that a direct referral hotline can be set up.
As ever, please continue with your generous donations and support.