Thurrock Foodbank Week: April 15th to 21st

THURROCK foodbank is holding its first “Foodbank Week “ between 15th and 21st April and they would like you to be part of it.

There are various ways to participate with different events and an opportunity to take part in a food collection at Sainsburys, Chafford Hundred.

Could you be a volunteer?

After just nine months in operation Thurrock foodbank has come a long way , but there is a long way to go. Most importantly they need more volunteers, people who can devote just some of their time – maybe just an hour or two each week – to be part of the various teams.

Being a volunteer is a rewarding experience. You may be able to help packing and sorting food, assisting at the distribution centres themselves or with the occasional food collections at local supermarkets.

Find out how you can be part of Thurrock foodbank

On Monday 15th April they are holding a volunteer appreciation evening where they will thank all our current volunteers and learn more about what different people do. You’ll be able to sign up as a new volunteer and think about how you and your friends might participate in future. On Wednesday 17th you’ll be able to visit the foodbank warehouse to see what goes on, and on Thursday 18th there is a chance to see how a distribution centre actually works.

A time to rejoice

On Friday 19th they have a service of celebration and thanksgiving to which everyone is invited. It is a time to learn about what is happening and what the future plans are for Thurrock foodbank, and to thank God for all that has happened so far, and for what is yet to take place.

Donate food or give money

You can bring any food items along to the warehouse on Wednesday 17th between12-4pm and they are happy to receive financial contributions at any of the events taking place during Thurrock foodbank week.

They will be holding a food collection day at Sainsburys in Chafford Hundred on Saturday 20th and inviting all shoppers to purchase an item or two extra to give to foodbank.

Why not do your weekly shop then and add a few items to your shopping trolley to donate to foodbank? So there is lots happening during Thurrock foodbank week

Thurrock Foodbank Week

15th-21st April

Monday 15th April:

Volunteer Appreciation Evening
7.30-9pm at Gateway People’s Centre
2 High Street, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0EY
Stories and testimonies from the volunteers at our distribution centres and warehouse and a time to find out more about volunteering opportunities

Wednesday 17th April:

Warehouse Drop In Afternoon
12noon – 4pm at Stanford-le-Hope Methodist Church, SS17 0EY

Your chance to find out more about how the warehouse operates and sign up as a volunteer and a time for churches, individuals or businesses to drop off donations

Thursday 18th April

See a Distribution Centre in Action

10am-12pm at our distribution centre in Linford

Numbers for this are limited so please e-mail to reserve your place

Friday 19th April:

Thanksgiving and Celebration Service
7.30pm at Socketts Heath Baptist Church
Premier Avenue, Grays, RM16 2SB

A service centred on our reasons for establishing and running Thurrock foodbank, including prayers of thanksgiving for all that has
happened in the last year and all that is to come

Saturday 20th April: Food Collection at Sainsburys

Chafford Hundred

8am to 4pm

Food collection outside the main entrance to the store – please let us know if you would like to volunteer for a couple of hours

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