News from Ashford Foodbank



By Rev Bob Weldon and Dawn Stamper

We would like to thank all in the G7 Benefice for the overwhelming level of contributions. What has been commented on by the Foodbank group is the quality of our contributions. One comment worthy of note was: “It makes our clients feel valued and loved when we are able to slip something nice in their bag. The contributions from G7 have made this possible”

One of the difficulties the Foodbank faces usually comes after Christmas or Lent. The contributions are usually good during these times but falls away afterwards. May we request that our level of contributions is maintained throughout the year?

At a recent churchwardens’ meeting the following question was asked:

Q. “How does someone in need avail themselves of what the Foodbank has to offer?”

A.  A voucher holder has been appointed to serve the G7 Benefice. This is someone who will see the family or persons in need in the first instance and assess the need. A voucher may be issued which can be exchanged for food at the food bank. Our voucher holder is Dawn Potter who is the Community Involvement Officer for our area. Dawn can be contacted on 01233 622296 or 07827 870508.

Once again thank you for your support. As Jesus said: “When I was hungry you gave me food.”

God bless.

Rev Bob and Dawn