We’re excited to announce the launch of a new community initiative we have started (Grace Kitchen) which is bags of food, delivered to those in our community to serve and bless them.
As a registered charity, St James’ & St Luke’s Church are now able to receive leftover food from our Glossop Aldi and M&S stores. This food has gone past its best before date but is perfectly safe to eat. What we receive varies but includes bakery items such as bread, rolls and scones as well as some vegetable/fruit items such as potatoes, parsnips and apples. We can also get tinned and cupboard items where the container has been damaged.
Request a Bag
We will have a limited number of these bags available each Monday and Wednesday. We will work on a first come first served basis but where possible and will prioritise those that are self-isolating/shielding, living by themselves, in need and the elderly/vulnerable.
If you, or someone you know, would like a bag, please fill out the below form.
We will confirm the delivery with a text or email.
As we grow, we will need more volunteers to help with:
Packing: Sorting and packing up bags ready to go out. Monday and Wednesday mornings
Delivering: Delivering packed bags. Where/if appropriate, talking to the recipient (following social distancing). Monday and Wednesday mornings.
Baking: Using leftover ingredients such as overripe bananas to bake a loaf which can then be used to bless someone in our community. Tuesdays
All of the above positions can be done on a one off or regular basis. To find out more/volunteer please contact The Office.
Due to current government regulations, we are only allowed a certain number of volunteers helping per shift. We therefore kindly ask that you do not just turn up to volunteer but wait until you have been allocated a date (which works for you).