“WE’RE here to help” – that’s the message from the foodbank at Catshill Baptist Church.
Located in Catshill village centre, the foodbank is open on Wednesdays from 10am to midday but also offers an outreach service for people in need.
“Since the opening of the new building at Catshill Baptist Church the foodbank has now been re-launched as an independent foodbank, serving those in Catshill and the surrounding areas and to be able to respond to those in need at times of crisis or on-going hardship,” said Keith Medler from Catshill Baptist Church.
The scheme has already been backed by youngsters at Catshill First School who donated their harvest festival produce to the cause with more support coming in from a number of sources.
Keith added new projects had been started such as family events in the school holidays for those who would normally have free school meals in term-time.
“We are also developing new working partnerships in the community who wish to refer to us, and have just started a ‘Community Connections Campaign’ working with local companies and organisations who wish to support us together with their employees or members.
“Anyone in receipt of a foodbank voucher, available from doctors surgeries, the Citizens Advice Bureau, children’s centres and other locations can use the bank.
“The church is also offering help for anyone experiencing benefit delay due to the roll out of Universal Credit.”
Anyone interested in getting involved or in need of the services should get in touch by calling 07542 102649, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting Catshill Baptist Church, Milton Road, from 10am to midday on Wednesdays.