The South Rodings are supporting a Christian, charitable initiative called Harlow foodbank a project of the Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (MRCT). Harlow foodbank was launched in April 2009 working in partnership with front-line care professionals, churches, schools, supermarkets, businesses and individuals. Harlow foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks who use tinned and dried foods to provide nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in crisis. As this Christian ministry has grown and developed over the past year more and more have become aware of this vital service. Up to the end of June 2011 Harlow foodbank has supported 3,143 people (1,938 adults & 1,205 children) with emergency food. The need for Harlow foodbank has been dramatically increasing and in the last six months they have helped an average of 161 people per month. Currently however food donations are not meeting the targets needed to support the increasing requests for emergency food. Therefore we in the South Rodings have decided to launch an appeal for the following items:
Long Life Milk & Long Life Fruit Juice
Tinned Tomatoes, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Fruit, Rice Pudding, Soup, Sponge Pudding
Biscuits & Snack Bars
Instant Mash Potato
Pasta & Pasta Sauces
Instant Coffee & Tea Bags
All of the donated items will go towards the work of Harlow foodbank providing food for people in crisis in the Harlow area. Please bring along your items to any Church service and place them in the collecting box (there is one in each Church). Alternatively Abbess Roding Church is open so the items can be dropped off there at a time convenient to you in the box at the back of the Church behind the Font.
For more information on Harlow foodbank please click here.