Stroud Foodbank - February 2019

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Greetings from the Stoud District Foodbank Team. Please read below for our latest news, and thank you for your support during the past year.

Following a very successful Harvest and Christmas campaign we find ourselves in the enviable position of reaching capacity in the warehouse. This is something to be thankful for, but does pose some operational challeng- es. Even with a busy winter we have sufficient stock to cover a few months of demand. So we gently point out that it would be of most help to us to not receive food donations in the short term. We will send out a shopping list as soon as there are obvious shortages.

In 2018, we fed over 3,700 people through our drop-ins and delivery. This was in addition to over 1,000 reached through holiday food programmes.

As we look forward to the New Year our minds are focused on how best to serve our clients through the winter.
Perhaps you would pray for :

  • those in need in our district that they would seek and receive the help they need
  • for good relationships across all the many agencies in the district so that we would be effective
  • for our many volunteers who give tirelessly to help
  • staff and trustees to have wisdom in 2019

We also give thanks to all we were able to do last year with your help. Most recently in the form of giving out over 450 Christmas Hampers and keeping all our drop-ins running as much as we could over the Christmas Break.

Thank you so much for your support!