• Archive for June, 2013

    Council Employees ‘Fast for Food’

    by  • June 25, 2013 • Fundraising, Silklife Foodbank

    macclesfield town hall sm_v_Variation_2A huge thank you to Cathie, Di and the homeless team at the town hall who organised a ‘Fast for Food’ for the Foodbank.  Cathie and Di fasted through the longest day of the year to raise food donations to help stock our shelves.  As a result of their amazing efforts we can get food to people and families who are in extreme circumstances.  A typical client would be: a family fleeing domestic violence (who often only manage to get away with the clothes they’re stood up in); those subject to family disaster (e.g. fire and flood) in emergency accommodation as hostels don’t provide food; evicted folk who lost their home because they simply lost their income.  It really could happen to anyone.  Thanks again to the team at the council for this amazing fundraising event.

    Foodbank’s Busiest Week Ever!

    by  • June 13, 2013 • Silklife Foodbank

    FoodbagsThis week has been our busiest ever week.  We have given out just over 4.5 tonnes of food!  The need for emergency food is growing as many people struggle to feed themselves and their families.  We are so grateful for all the donations and the ever increasing generosity of our supporters.  Thank you!