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CURRENT NEWS................
update 24.06.2022

We  invite you to bring donations to church for the Black Country Foodbank

Please continue to place your donations in the boxes in the foyer.

Below is a list of current shortages.


 SHORTAGES/REGULAR USE: 

     FOOD ITEMS - JUNE 2022

MILK (LONG LIFE) 1L CARTONS
FRUIT JUICE (LONG LIFE) 1L CARTONS
TINNED TOMATOES
TINNED/PACKET CUSTARD
TINNED FRUIT
PASTA N SAUCE 
MICROWAVABLE FLAVOURED RICE PACKETS
BREAKFAST CEREALS (SMALL BOXES)
TINNED MEAT (CORNED BEEF/HAM/SPAM
POTATOES (TINNED OR PACKET MASH)

 

 

 

SHORTAGES/REGULAR USE: NON-FOOD ITEMS JUNE 2022

SHAMPOO
DEODORANT (ROLL ON)
TOILET ROLLS 
WASHING UP LIQUID

 

                               

SORRY, BUT WE CANNOT ACCEPT ITEMS THAT ARE OUT OF DATE OR CONTAIN ALCOHOL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS.

Please note we have always asked for toiletries to be place in the “Wheels” basket


When we all went into isolation in March 2020, none of us had any idea how long the pandemic would last or how long it would be before things got back to “normal”. 

We'd been supporting the foodbank for quite a long time now but had to suspend our collections when we closed the church. But the problem of  food poverty was escalating week on week and we needed to support the foodbank more than ever. So, the HOPE team had a little think and this  is what  we came up with: we invited individuals to

  •                 Set up a collection for THEIR neighbourhood. and we're continuing to do this Dilys and Stephen Ward, Maisie                     Newman, Wendy Tether continue to collect in Halesowen and Roger and Eileen Adams in Pedmore. 
  •          Make cash donations directly to the Foodbank: www.justgiving.org.uk/blackcountryfoodbank


  Since "normal service" has been largely resumed sadly the need for support has escalated beyond anyone's expectations. The cost of living rise coupled with fuel and gas /electricity price increases has made the situation so much worse, even for folk who have jobs. So, we continue to hold our collections and we ask you to donate anything you can. As the ad says, "every little helps." 

Black Country Foodbank i
s situated at 
  Albion Street Brierley HillDY5 3EE Phone for opening times: Tel: 01384 671250


Every blessing, Eileen and the HOPE team


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OLD NEWS.................

The response to the Advent collection for the Black Country Foodbank was amazing but what now?

Latest restrictions ask us not to make unnecessary journeys so it's been arranged for  the foodbank to come to US to collect our donations. If you want to contribute and would like information about how to get your donations please use the "Contact us" page , giving your address and we can point you to the nearest collection point. 


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coming soon......again in 2021

 A REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
advent

Instead of taking something "OUT" of your Calendar each day, you are invited to
put something IN to a bag or box and donate it to the Foodbank!

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NEWS UPDATE 21.11.20

We have been busy!


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NOVEMBER

Collection for Black Country "Wheels" 

at this time of year we would be making purchases to bless individual students at the school but, like everything else, there was nothing "normal" about this year.
So... 
we collected cash and bought gifts centrally. donations amounted to an amazing 

£685.00!!!!!!

and this is what we were able to send to the school this week


gift bag

each student will receive a bag full of goodies - socks, hats, gloves, school stationery,
a  small toy, shower gel, deodorant and shampoo, soap, a cracker and a chocolate bar and a Christmas card. Hasbury Co-op has also promi
sed mince-pies for their party so we've sent a tin of chocs, a DVD and some serviettes to help that along too!

Oh and a silly hat! - just for fun

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED

READY TO GO

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ARMISTICE DAY 11.11.20

WHEELS

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

individuals added their crosses to remember their loved ones

HASBURY CROSS

We invited folk to add their poppies to our cross as a mark of our thankfulness 


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OCTOBER

"Virtual Harvest" for the

Black country Foodbank

Just a very small selection of what was donated.

MANY, MANY thanks 

harvest


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Prayer 2020

Join with us praying for 20 minutes at 20:20 (8.20pm) on the 20th of each month throughout 2020 – asking God to open hearts to respond to Jesus’ love. 

We believe the year 2020 will be an unprecedented year of harvest from the gospel seeds sown over the past decade and more. We are not the only ministry to be sensing this. Denominations and ministries across the UK are preparing for 2020 and opportunities to invite people to respond to Jesus’ offer of life in all its fullness  

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      We have been working with the HOPE initiative since its' inception in 2008.                                                                                      Its' purpose is to share the love of Jesus with our neighbourhood.                                                                            

     We regularly distribute magazines to our neighbours  (another one coming SOON!)  and have arranged                                    a number of  celebrations to commemorate events of national importance: 

  • a Carol service at  Halesowen Town Football club to commemorate the Christmas armistice during the first world war:  
  • pop-up sing- alongs in the precinct: 
  • memorial displays in the library: 
  • Remembrance Sunday "cross" garden to honour the fallen of our town: 
  • parties to commemorate the Queen's special anniversaries and Royal Weddings: 
  • random acts of kindness: 
  • support for under-privileged children in our neighbourhood: 
  • providing colourful quilts for Mary Stevens Hospice ,prem baby hats for the Childrens Hospital , &  twiddlemuffs for people with dementia
  •  - and anything else we can think of!

NEXT MEETING to be announced post coronavirus! but KEEP PRAYING!