Food Bank Support

The Charities Group are concerned about the increase of poverty in the local population, and particularly about the increase in the numbers of people needing to use a Food Bank for emergency rations.

As St Thomas's Philadelphia run S6 Food Bank, close to the most needy areas of Walkley Ward as part of the Trussell Trust, we have decided that becoming a collection point for the S6 Food Bank is 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.