BCFB seeks new Board Member

BCFB are currently looking for new Board Members – please read below:

 

“The Black Country Foodbank respond to need in times of crisis. We passionately believe that through this simple action- Jesus works.  

We are currently looking for people to join the Board of Directors.

If this interests and excites you, and you feel you have time, passion and skills to give, we’d love to speak to you.  

In the first instance and for more info please contact Colin at colmaltby@hotmail.com
Thank you.

BCFB honoured with the Queens Award

Black Country Foodbank are proud to announce that the charity has been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Services. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. We are delighted to accept this award on behalf of everyone who has worked incredibly hard for BCFB over the years. We are thankful to everyone who has played a part in the BCFB story.

BCFB will accept the award officially later in the year.

What We Do

Black Country Foodbank’s Mission

  • To provide three days nutritionally balanced emergency food-aid for people in crisis identified and referred by front-line voucher distributors.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • To provide a hot drink and an opportunity to talk with a listening ear in a comfortable setting.

  • To be able to ask service users permission to pray with them and for them.