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    Christmas 2016 Opening Times

    by  • December 3, 2016 • foodbank

    Christmas TreePlease note we close for Christmas on Tuesday 13th December and reopen on Thursday 5th January. Please can all agencies who will require food parcels over the Christmas period arrange to collect from the Silklife Centre by the 13th.

    Thank you so much for all your support this year.


    by  • December 2, 2016 • foodbank

    colourful-volunteer-vectorThank you so much to all the people who have been in contact with us recently offering to help the Foodbank in various ways. We are fully covered in that department at the moment. The best way to support us is to keep an eye on this page as we regularly post the things we need and are always amazed by the response and generosity. Thanks again!

    Opening Times at the Silklife Centre

    by  • December 1, 2016 • foodbank

    LogoWe get asked a lot when we are open at the Silklife Centre. We are only open between 9.30am and 11.30am on Tuesdays but we have a donation box in Sainsburys outside of these times.

    How the Foodbank Works

    by  • November 29, 2016 • foodbank

    foodbank-posterWe offer help to some very vulnerable people who understandably sometimes come to our building in search of a food parcel. As with all charities we do need to have systems in place to ensure people are treated fairly and our volunteers are protected. We have produced this poster to clarify our referrals process and opening times.

    Christmas Collection 2016

    by  • November 10, 2016 • foodbank

    Thanks to all our wonderful supporters, we currently have all the ‘normal’ food that we need. So we’d like to ask you to please donate Christmas food instead during November. Please can we ask you to be really careful the food you donate does not contain alcohol, we get loads of mince pies and puddings with brandy/whisky in and we cannot give these to our clients. Looking forward to being able to give our families a treat again this Christmas, thank you!Christmas Poster

    New Foods We Need

    by  • April 30, 2016 • Donations, Silklife Foodbank

    Thank you so much to everyone who has been buying from our ‘Foods We Need List’, it’s so helpful to be able to be specific and not to be getting too much of items we already have. Here’s a new list, we’re very short of these so they are much appreciated.

    May 2016

    Collecting for Christmas Again!

    by  • November 10, 2015 • Donations

    Christmas PosterWe’ve had a fantastic response to our appeal for donations of advent calendars and hygiene products to replace ‘everyday food’ in the short term,as we’ve been given so much over the harvest period. The third thing we need is Christmas food! We need plenty of time to distribute our Christmas hampers so we really appreciate donations before the end of the month. Thanks so much for being so flexible and helping us meet the needs of the people in our lovely town.

    January Food Needs…

    by  • January 19, 2015 • Donations, Silklife Foodbank

    January 2015 Food NeedsThanks to your generosity we have lots of most of the items that go into our parcels.  However, we are running out of the follow items. Thanks so much for helping us keep our parcels healthy and balanced by donating the food we’re short of :-)

    Community Impact Award for Cheshire East

    by  • January 19, 2015 • News

    Council awardWe would like to say a massive well done to Cheshire East Council for winning the Community Impact Award for their amazing effort to prevent homelessness in Macclesfield. Since April 2014 they have prevented 625 cases of homelessness, and their staff have often gone well above the call of duty to help people, including securing food for them. We feel it’s important to share how other organisations are making a real difference in our town!