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Dear All,

Just a reminder that Food Bank donations will be received on Sunday 10th March 2019. My latest food bank-buddie e-mail from Anne Credican is below:-

 Good afternoon, everyone.

 
The good weather seems to have come back today, thankfully. Everyone is much happier when the sun is shining, even in February......
 
We have had yet another extremely busy week, giving out almost 4 times the amount we gathered in. Great busy cafe, just what we like to have.
 
IN GREAT NEED OF DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:- (GREEN FOR GO.....)
 
BISCUITS, DILUTING JUICE, COFFEE, TINNED MINCE, TINNED VEGETABLES, SUGAR.
 
WE DO NOT REQUIRE (RED FOR NO THANKS) :-
BAKED BEANS, TOILETRIES, CEREAL, SOUP.
 
Many thanks, yet again, for all your continued support.
 
Regards,
 
Anne

 

Our food bank donations will be gathered on Sunday 9th December. The latest "Food bank buddy e-mail" from Anne is as follows for information:-

Good afternoon, everyone.
 
As I type, the sun is shining and a beautiful rainbow has appeared in the sky. The rain recently has been relentless and I am sure we are all totally fed  up of trying to get washing dry and getting youngsters back and forth from school without getting soaked.
 
Yesterday, our café was busy as per usual. It is lovely to see so many folks come together to enjoy fellowship and chat. We are so blessed.
 
Our recent donations have been amazing. We have great support from local churches and individuals. We are extremely grateful for that continued and growing support. It means such a lot to know that people are becoming aware of us and what we do.
 
In the run-up to Christmas, we will become busier. We are again having a Community Lunch in the Parish Church Hall on Christmas Day following the success of last year. There will be a full Christmas Lunch, entertainment and a visit from Santa. It will be a great opportunity for folks who may well be on their own to have some company and enjoy the festivities.
 
At Christmas, we like to give out some "luxury" items, such as tins of salmon and ham. At present, we also require donations of Stock Cubes, Sugar and Marmalade. WE ALSO REQUEST DONATION OF VOUCHERS from CRUNCHY CARROT, BAKERY AND PETER WHITECROSS BUTCHERS.
WE DO NOT REQUIRE DONATIONS OF ADVENT CALENDARS, SELECTION BOXES, PASTA, NAPPIES, BEANS NOR SOUP.
 
We have a soup and baking rota if anyone would like to volunteer to be added on. It is not onerous, just once every 6/7 weeks to supply soup or baking for our café. Let me know as the new rota will be made up soon.
 
Our sincere thank for your continued support in giving and praying.
 
God bless you all.
 
Anne

Our food bank donations will be gathered on Sunday 7th October at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service. The latest "Food bank Buddy e-mail" from Anne is as follows for information:-

Good evening, everyone.

 
A very windy, but warm day today. However, we still had a buzz in the back hall within our cafe. Two kinds of soup and lovely home baking as per usual.
 
For a few weeks running, we were giving out more food than we were receiving in. However, with a quieter day today client wise, the opposite happened and our stocks are being given a chance to recover. We are also very grateful for donations from schools and churches Harvest Festivals. 
 
We could do with donations of the following items:-
TINS/PACKETS of CUSTARD, TINS OF CARROTS, DILUTING JUICE, DECAFFEINATED COFFEE, RICE MILK, RICE NOODLES, GLUTEN FREE PASTA AND GLUTEN FREE CEREAL.
 
WE DO NOT  REQUIRE DONATIONS OF - TOILETRIES, SOUP, BEANS!!!!!!!, BABY FOOD, NAPPIES, PET FOOD.
 
In the lead-up to Christmas, WE  DO NOT NEED LOADS OF SELECTION BOXES. 
 
Many, many thanks for your continued support in prayer and donations. It is much appreciated.
 
Regards to all,
 
Anne

FOOD BANK DONATION on Sunday 9th September2018 : 

Thank you to all who donated items for last week's Food Bank Appeal. A total of 46.7 kg (102.9 lbs) of goods were donated. The next donation date will be Sunday 7th October, and it will form part of the Harvest Thanksgiving Service.  

This is the e-mail sent from our Food bank buddy Anne:-

Good evening everyone. After a few days of no internet access, I am so pleased to be back on 

line.
 
We were extremely busy on Wednesday of this week. We didn't have our usual quota of volunteers and we had a few more clients than we anticipated having, some of whom arrived early, so we were playing "catch-up". However, we survived another week, thanks to all your prayers and support.
 
Our relationship with The Ridge is continuing to move forward. We encourage each other and we are able to direct clients to the help and support they need.
 
As most of you will be aware, we weigh in our donations and weigh out the food we give away. However, it is disappointing to note that our donations are falling short of our outgoings. We really need to keep up our stocks as the number of clients can go up at very short notice. PLEASE REMEMBER A TIN IN THE BIN can make a huge difference.
 
WE DESPERATELY REQUIRE DONATIONS OF SUGAR, TINNED MACARONI, TINNED SPAGHETTI, TINNED FISH, BISCUITS AND TINNED MEATS.
 
WE DO NOT NEED DONATIONS OF PET FOOD,   NAPPIES, BABY FOOD, BEANS, SOUP, SHAMPOO, TOOTHBRUSHES NOR TOOTHPASTE.
 
Please continue to spread the word re A TIN IN THE BIN. 
 
Thank you for your prayers and support.
 
Regards,
 
Anne

 This is a copy of our latest letter from our Foodbank Buddy Anne:-

 

Good afternoon everyone,

Still a lot of heat but also the blessing of some showers to cool us down. The gardens are loving the rain and it is so needed. We were unexpectedly busy yesterday with quite a few last-minute referrals. We ended up giving away twice as much food as we received! It goes to show just how important your donations are.

Our cafe area was buzzing with friends old and new. It is encouraging to see how our existing friends make new friends welcome and embrace them into the fellowship.

WE REQUIRE DONATIONS OF BISCUITS, SUGAR, JAM, TOILET ROLLS, CURRY SAUCE, SHAMPOO AND TINNED VEGETABLES.

WE DO NOT REQUIRE DONATIONS OF NAPPIES, BABY FOOD, PET FOOD, SOAP, SOUP, CEREAL  NOR BEANS.

Thank you so much for your continued support. It is so much appreciated.

God bless you all,     Anne

Our next Foodbank collection date will be on Sunday 10th June. I have copied Anne's Foodbank Buddy e-mail below:

 

Good afternoon, everyone,

Our cafe was as busy as ever on Wednesday. our clients and friends do enjoy a blether with each other.

Unfortunately, our donations are not meeting our outgoings at the moment. Our bins are situated in the Medical Centre, Asda, Coop, Hallhill, St Anne's Church, Our Lady of the Waves, Be Green, Dunbar Parish Church and Hall and Spott Church.

Please consider putting A TIN IN THE BIN. We could do with donations of TINNED MEATS, TINNED VEGETABLES, TINNED FRUIT, RAVIOLI, SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE, TOOTHBRUSHES, WASHING POWDER/GEL/TABLETS. 

WE DO NOT REQUIRE DONATIONS OF SOUP, BEANS, CEREAL OR NAPPIES.

Thank you all so much for your continued support.

Regards,  Anne

 

This Sunday on 13th May 2018 is our “Foodbank Sunday” and the latest “Foodbank Buddy e-mail” suggests the following preferred items for donations: -

If you are able, please donate the following items:-

TINNED FRUIT, COFFEE, SUGAR, TINNED MEATS, BISCUITS AND CLEANING PRODUCTS.

WE DO NOT REQUIRE BABY PRODUCTS, TINS OF BEANS. DRIED PASTA, TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTHPASTE OR SOAP.

We thank you sincerely to providing us with the very things we need each week.”

(Please do not panic if what you have bought for donating is not included in the foregoing red highlighted section since your donations will probably be needed in the coming week’s requirements, and this is Anne and Margaret’s way of trying to prevent certain items becoming over-stocked. Thank you all for your donations and giving your support to some less-fortunate members within our local community.)