St Mark’s Church acts as a collection point for our local food bank and St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Mansfield Nottinghamshire NG18 1AP is a distribution point and is open on Wednesdays 12:00 – 14:00. Click on the link for directions Directions via Google Maps
The Mansfield Food Banks are part of The Trussell Trust which runs a network of over 400 food banks, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis across the UK, where thirteen million people live below the poverty line. In the last year we gave 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis. Click on the link to learn more about the Trussell Trust food banks Trussell Trust .
There is a basket at the back of St Mark’s Church where donations for our local food bank may be placed and we take them regularly to the food bank at St Peter’s Church.
Please give generously and regularly so that we can help others.
Important message from Fr James:
I have received a ‘phone call informing me that the Mansfield Foodbank is perilously short of goods, especially tinned items, partly due to the introduction of Universal Credit and the sheer numbers of people in our community now needing help. It is wonderful that St Mark’s supports the foodbank, but could I ask that we all make a special effort to contribute towards this over the coming months?
The Foodbank would particularly welcome tinned goods in date, such as pasta sauces, meat and fish, spaghetti hoops, and vegetables, as well as pasta, rice, and biscuits. Basically, the more we can support this work, the better, so can I encourage you to do whatever you can – thank you.
Many thanks, Fr. James
Items may be left in the basket at the back of St Mark’s Church to be passed on to the Foodbank.