He writes “Silklife Foodbank is a church based charity doing a brilliant job distributing food parcels to those in dire need. They are desperate for Christmas puds, mince pies, Christmas cakes, crisps, nuts, savoury biscuits, selection boxes, Christmas crackers, boxes of biscuits/chocolates.
You will find the Silklife Centre on George Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6HS or you can drop your parcels off at Sainsbury’s in Macclesfield. If you don’t have time to do either send them a cheque like I did. They’ll be enormously grateful.”
We are always so grateful for the support we receive from local people, businesses and organisations, thank you Vic! Click here to read the full article on the Macclesfield Express website.
On this day 2 years ago we sent out the very first foodbag in response to a phone call from a housing worker asking if we could provide emergency food for a man who was homeless. We had no idea then how much need there would be and how many amazing people we would meet along the way. From dedicated, caring front line support workers who often go the extra mile to make a difference, to people and families, just ordinary folk like you and me who have found themselves in really difficult, often heartbreaking situations. We have been inspired and encouraged by all of them. It is a privilege to do what we do and we want to say thank you so much to everyone who donates food and financial gifts, prays for us, to our partner churches and to our growing band of volunteers. We really appreciate you all very very much.
Thank you so much to Cheshire East Council who held a festive ‘Elves Fill Shelves’ day today and donated food for our Christmas treat boxes. We really value the support from Cheshire East, in particularly from Gemma Magee (pictured) who organised the event. If your workplace would like to support the Foodbank, take a look at our Events page for more information on how you can host a ‘Jeans for Beans’ day.
Another thank you, this time to Treacle Mums who have featured the Foodbank on their website this week and offered to volunteer too! It’s so great to have so much local support. The article promotes our Christmas collection through our donation box in Sainsbury’s which was full of goodies when we emptied it today! Thanks so much to all who have donated!
On Sunday we packed up our Foodbank sign, a car full of crates and headed to Waitrose in Poynton to do a collection of Christmas goodies. We only planned to stay a couple of hours but we were so blown away by the generosity and support from shoppers and Waitrose staff that we stayed nearly all day! We were given 15 crates of Christmas food, and have so far packed 69 Christmas treat boxes/bags. This is only possible because of the fantastic reaction we’ve had from local people who really want to help. Once again thank you to all who have donated and volunteered this Christmas.