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This year, we’re collecting tinned and dried goods to donate to Cafe Jericho and Grace Kitchen. Here’s an update from both of the projects:
Since our return after lockdown trade has been very up and down. We are operating a take away service only for a while as we remain vigilant and mindful of the Covid situation. Our volunteer force has been impacted badly as some people have vulnerable relatives living at home. Conversations prayers and practical help for those most vulnerable have surfaced in greater numbers. We have provided a number of food parcels independently of those supplied by Grace Kitchen and provided meals to individuals with an acute need. Praying for the sick and providing a listening ear for those bereaved. The has been a significant number of deaths in recent weeks mainly due to cancer. All in all somewhat hectic. Donations received help to keep our running costs down and allow us to keep prices to affordable levels. We are indebted for anything receive. We believe we are going into a new season with much unpredictability. However we know Jesus is in the house and at work. God never changes his love endures forever.
Grace Kitchen will be very grateful for your harvest or on-going donations thank you. We have been redistributing supermarket “best before” products since the end of May from The Vineyard as you know. We take requests from anyone in Glossop struggling in anyway financially, emotionally or isolated by shielding that covid-19 has caused. We have had requests from some connected to church and also an increasing number through making people in the community aware of Grace Kitchen via facebook. So far we have had contact with about 60 different families or individuals eg single mums, elderly, families and those struggling with reduction in income due to furlough or job losses. We deliver between 15-25 bags each week. The food we get from supermarkets is usually fresh items- bread, veg, cakes, flowers etc and varies in volume each week so we top up the bags with dried produce also which we buy in to enable people to make meals from the contents easily.
Donations of pasta, pasta sauce, tinned soup, tinned vegetables, tinned tomatoes, or tuna, tinned ham or hot dog sausages are really welcome and can be brought to church or The Vineyard on Wednesday mornings between 10-11am. Or you can make earmarked cash donations so that we can buy things in in bulk. Some church members are also baking cakes which is a lovely and touches many or the recipients. We have also just received a new freezer on a grant that does not leak! so we can safely freeze surplus eg bread or cakes one week to make sure have a back up supply if there are none given to us the next.
Thank you in advance for your support of this project on behalf of all our recipients in Glossop, who I know will be grateful. We are regularly thanked for the bags.
Stephen and Tabita Bell
Catch up on The Bell’s latest news, along with their prayer points in their newsletter below:
The Embassy Bus is one of our mission partners and you can keep up to date with their news, and ways to support them, by clicking here.
Grace Kitchen is a community initiative that delivers free bags of food to households in our community to bless and serve them. Find out more here, including how you can volunteer.
Glossopdale Food Bank
As a church, we support Glossopdale Food Bank and we’d love to encourage you to support them too, if you can.
Do you need help? If you are struggling yourself, please click here to find out how you can get a food parcel.
Can you donate? The Food Bank are currently low on food items and funding. To find out where you can donate food or money, and the priority items, please click here.