MK Food Bank Update – March 2016


Can you help please?

“The Food Bank is literally a life line. I don’t know what I would do otherwise.”
Kathy

Hunger is not just a third world problem. Even in our prosperous new city of Milton Keynes, there are many people living on the edge of poverty. All it takes is a sudden, unexpected event – a bereavement, illness, redundancy or theft – to throw people into a genuine crisis.

National statistics show that some wards of Milton Keynes are within 10% of the most deprived areas in England. In one ward, the number of people relying on means tested benefits is 50% higher than the England average.

The Food Bank provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need them most, covering the days and weeks before they are back on their feet or other social care infrastructures can come into play.

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Current Low Items:

* Ring-pull cans of Tuna fish
* Kettle-friendly food: i.e. pot noodle, packet mashed potato, cup-a-soup, packet custard mix, cereal pots

* Spreads – Jams, Peanut Butter, etc.
* Long Life Juice
* Rice Pudding/Custard

Current Overstocked Items:

Dried Pasta
Pasta Sauce
Tea
Sugar

New for 2016 – help to supplement our food parcels and kettle packs with much needed toiletries e.g.

Travel-Size-Toiletries

Soap, handwash or facewash
Shower gel or shampoo
Toothpaste & toothbrush
Deodorant: roll-on or aerosol
Toilet rolls or packs of tissues

Your local church most likely has a collection point.

Main collection point @

The Food Bank Warehouse Unit: 9, Hollin Lane, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HT. Weekdays except Thurs, 9.30am-1pm. If you can only donate outside of these times please call us on MK 321108.

– Other collection points:

Smaller collections ( e.g. a few carrier bags) can be dropped off at the following places:

Milton Keynes Christian Centre: Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes, MK6 2TG (Monday – Friday 9-4pm)
Christ the Cornerstone Church: 300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES Tel: 01908 237777

Tesco Wolverton: McConnell Drive, Wolverton, MK12 5RJ
Tesco Kingston: Winchester Circle, Kingston MK, MK10 0AH
ASDA Bletchley: Next to The DONS, Bletcham Way, Bletchley, MK1 1QB
Morrisons Westcroft: 4 Barnsdale Dr, Westcroft, MK4 4DD

Could you set up a Collection Point?

At your office, club, church or local pub!

It is a great way to get your collegues and friends to do something positive together for the local community. It is so easy- just put a collection box where people can see it and give out shopping lists encouraging people to donate. Everyone bringing in a few tins a month really adds up! Please download a poster and shopping lists to help you set up your own collection point. We can also supply a collection box if you need one.

You can deliver your food collection to our warehouse address as shown in the collection points listed above.

If you are unable to deliver your donation please call us on 01908 322800 so we can arrange for one of our volunteers to collect from you.

http://mkfoodbank.org.uk

Thank you everyone x

pay-it-forward

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