Easter Food Bank Collection
After a very successful food bank collection over the Christmas period Chorley FC Supporters Trust are once again doing their bit for the local community just in time for Easter by organising another food bank collection in association with Living Waters Storehouse.
The collection will take place on Saturday 19th March when we face Curzon Ashton at Victory Park. Just like last time there will be a table situated just inside the main social club room where you will be greeted by a Trust member and thanked for your generosity.
For more information about the Living Waters Food Bank and what items can be accepted then please continue to read below:
Who runs it?
The Foodbank is run by volunteers mainly from LivingWaters Church. Food is donated via all the churches in Chorley, page Runshaw College and Brothers of Charity.
How does it work?
Our Partners identify a need and send an electronic referral form to LW Storehouse. The Storehouse then contacts the person being referred to identify a date and time that the food parcel can be given. The person is invited to LivingWaters on designated days where they can collect their food and will be offered a cup of tea/coffee/lunch and will also be offered further help and signposted to other services if required.
Who is it for?
We are working to alleviate poverty and feed people in crisis with no financial safety net within the Chorley Borough This will include those losing their job, see relationship breakdown, benefit delay, illness, bereavement etc…
Following our Christmas hampers one man wrote saying he felt overwhelmed and quite emotional when he received his hamper. He couldn’t thank us enough, said “you do such an amazing job I couldn’t help myself from telling everyone what a great sentiment your gift meant to me. I hope you don’t mind but I gave one of my items from the bag to a homeless man I saw walking around Chorley and also a bar of the chocolate to a lady with 3 kids who is very very poor!”
How can you help?
For those of us who can afford to buy food and put a decent meal on the table, what is a tin of beans? If everyone could pick an extra couple of tins up each week we would make such a big difference to so many in Chorley.
What is needed?
Any imperishable items such as-
- Cleaning products
- Tin vegetables
- Tin meat
- Tin fish
- Tin fruit
- Orange juice
- Long life milk
- Packet mash
- Rice pudding Jam
Our opponents on the day run their own collection each month at the Tameside Stadium and it’s extremely well supported. Curzon Ashton Supporters Club Chairman Oliver Newall said “Good to see another club doing something like this to help their local community. I am sure the visiting supporters will reciprocate the generosity shown by the Chorley fans early on in the season at our own collection.”