Emergency food for local people in crisis

The box for collecting emergency food supplies at the back of the church is to remain there for the foreseeable future.  Any tins of soups or other easily cooked supplies will be collected regularly and passed on to people who are in real need. 

Please see below for further details on the Trust, along with a list of non-perishable goods suggested by them.  Further information is available at www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-projects

 

Highland foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network.  They partner with churches and communities to open foodbanks to provide help for people in crisis in the UK.  People go hungry for a variety of reasons.  Rising costs of food and fuel, static income and changes to the benefit system, high unemployment and receiving unexpected bills whilst on low income are contributing factors causing people to go to the foodbanks for help.  The Trussell trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.

 

Shopping List of non-perishable items suggested by the Trussell Trust:

Milk (UHT or powdered)                                       

Sugar (500g)

Tea Bags/instant coffee

Long Life Fruit juice (carton)

Breakfast Cereal

Soup

Tinned Tomatoes

Instant mash potato

Rice/pasta

Pasta sauces

Tinned Meat – Ham / Corned Beef

Tinned Fish – Tuna / Salmon

Tinned Mince / Stew

Tinned potatoes

Tinned Vegetables

Tinned Custard / Rice Pudding

Tinned Sponge pudding

Tinned fruit

Jam

Oatcakes / Crackers

Biscuits or snack bars

 

How a Foodbank Works

Step 1 – Non-perishable food is donated by the public

Step 2 – Volunteers sort and pack food into emergency food boxes

Step 3 – Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers give foodbank vouchers to people in crisis

Step 4 – Foodbank vouchers are exchanged for 3 days of food at a foodbank

Step 5 – Foodbanks take time to listen and signpost clients to further support