Christmas Donations 2014

Hello Everyone

We have been inundated with requests about Advent Calendars and Selection Boxes and Christmas Food. So if anyone you know asks, please pass on the message below – thanks!!

ADVENT CALENDARS – we will be accepting them this year but we need them asap to get them out to the Centres in plenty of time. Ideally we need them before December so they are distributed before Advent begins.

SELECTION BOXES – we accept Selection Boxes but our cut off date for donating them is Friday 12th December so we can get them out to the Centres for the food parcels before the BIG day!

CHRISTMAS FOOD – we accept tinned and packets and again our cut off date for donations is Friday 12th December.

TOYS/BOOKS/DVDS – we are NOT accepting any toys/ books or DVDs but Dudley CVS have a project running this year and will accept NEW toys. If you would like to donate new toys please call them on 01384 573381 or email them at volunteer@dudleycvs.org.uk.

Hope that helps :)

THANKS,

Admin Team @ BCFB

About us

Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision if 3 days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. The services we provide have an enormous impact of the people who use them giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need.

Started in June 2006, we are a Christian-based charitable organisation set up to feed local people experiencing real hardships by meeting their most basic need for food. Local people, churches and other organisations in and around the Black Country are joining together to be part of a project that makes a real difference to the lives of those in crisis.

What We Do

What do we want to achieve?

  1. to provide three days nutritionally balanced emergency food-aid for people in crisis identified and referred by front-line voucher distributors
  2. to work with statutory service providers who will be able to refer people for a maximum of three vouchers (there will be exceptions to this, cases to be negotiated on an individual basis)
  3. to signpost service users to other agencies appropriate to their needs i.e. Citizens Advice Bureau, housing department, social services, age concern, sure start, probation service, community projects such as The Lighthouse, those working with substance abuse issues.
  4. to provide a hot drink and an opportunity to talk with a listening ear in a comfortable setting.
  5. to be able to ask service users’ permission to pray with them and for them.