• Archive for December, 2012

    Merry Christmas from all at Silklife Foodbank

    by  • December 20, 2012 • Silklife Foodbank

    We are so pleased to have been able to help more people than ever this Christmas.  Over the past four weeks we have given out 112 food parcels and 93 Christmas treat bags/boxes!  We have also been able to send Christmas treats to hostels and shelters around Macclesfield.  We are closing for Christmas today and re-open on the 3rd January.  We’d like to thank all our supporters and volunteers for everything you’ve done to help this year and we pray that you will all know God’s peace and blessing this Christmas.

    Macclesfield Express Urges ‘Support Local Charities’

    by  • December 16, 2012 • Silklife Foodbank

    In his latest article, Macclesfield Express columnist Vic Barlow has urged the people of Macclesfield to support the Foodbank, amongst other local charities, this Christmas.

    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.

    Foodbank Celebrates 2nd Anniversary!

    by  • December 10, 2012 • Silklife Foodbank

    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.

    Cheshire East’s Elves Fill the Shelves!

    by  • December 7, 2012 • Donations, Jeans for Beans, Silklife Foodbank

    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.

    Treacle Mums Support the Foodbank

    by  • December 4, 2012 • Silklife Foodbank

    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!


    More Christmas Treats from Waitrose Shoppers!

    by  • December 4, 2012 • Donations, Silklife Foodbank

    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.