Food Bank Support

About two years ago the Charities Group became very concerned about increasing poverty locally, and particularly about the ever larger numbers of people needing to use a Food Bank for emergency rations. We investigated existing provision, and as St Thomas ’s Philadelphia was running the S6 Food Bank, close to the most needy areas of Walkley Ward as part of the Trussell Trust, we felt that becoming a collection point for the S6 Food Bank was the most practical way to help. Every week a member of the congregation delivers several bags of food and other articles like soap and tooth brushes. The wider community is also encouraged to drop off contributions at St Mary’s Church on Saturdays and Sundays.