• Archive for October, 2013

    Big thanks for an Amazing Harvest!

    by  • October 27, 2013 • Donations, Silklife Foodbank

    20131017_112512Last year we were humbled by the amount of food donated by churches and schools across Macclesfield.  This year we have had over double the amount!  We are so so grateful to the 26 schools, churches and other groups who have collected and delivered the food to the Silklife Centre over September and October.  We have never had a food store so full and with winter approaching and fuel costs increasing there will be a huge demand.  We were especially struck by the kind words, pictures and packaging on so many of the donations, many done by small children who will never meet the people they helped.  Here’s a list of all of them – St Michaels, Sutton St James, Gawsworth Methodist, Kings Junior School, Rainow Primary School, Whirley School, Macclesfield United Reform, Elim Church, All Saints Church, Whirley Preschool, Upton Priory Primary School, Bollinbarn Primary School, Christ the King Primary School, St Edwards Church, Mobberly Methodist, Prestbury Methodist, Broken Cross Methodist, Holy Trinity Hurdfield, Hollinhay Primary School, St Barnabus, St Peters, Gawsworth Primary School, Macc Academy and St James the Great Mothers’ Union.  Thanks so much to each and every person who donated.

    Donation Point at Yorkshire Bank in November

    by  • October 15, 2013 • Donations, Silklife Foodbank

    Yorkshire BankWe are pleased to announce that the Yorkshire Bank branch in Market Place will have a food donation point for the Foodbank throughout November!  As part of a scheme to become involved in the local community they have chosen to support the Foodbank and we are extremely grateful.  They will be collecting the food that we run out of most frequently, including instant mash, tinned meat (stews, chilli, hotdogs, meatballs etc.), small packets of cereal, instant custard and tinned vegetables.  Thank you Yorkshire Bank!

    Starting Early for Christmas!

    by  • October 1, 2013 • Donations, Sainsbury's, Silklife Foodbank

    Christmas Team PhotoChristmas in October?  Surely not!  At the Foodbank we’re starting early so we can get get organised with our Christmas treat boxes.  Last year we gave out over 100 to families in Macclesfield who had little or no food for Christmas.  Agencies such as Age UK Disability Information Bureau, Barnardos Domestic Abuse and local children centres refer people and families to us who are especially vulnerable at this time.  We provide a range a of treats including Christmas pudding, cake, mince pies, chocolate Santas/coins, lovely biscuits, savoury snacks (pringles/nuts/crackers) christmas crackers, selection boxes and sweets.  As always we are unable to accept anything that contains alcohol.  You can make such a difference this Christmas by donating something from our list. We have collection boxes in Sainsburys and St Michaels Parish Church, or you can contact us through our website to arrange dropping your donations off at the Silklife Centre.  All donations are very gratefully received.