We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Knowing that the foodbanks are having unprecedented demand at this time, towards the end of May, Keston Parish Church organised a local collection at three sites in Keston, including the Village Stores, so that donating was easy particularly for those not actually going to supermarkets.
We had a tremendous response and were able to take 23 boxes/bags full to Bromley Borough Foodbank Warehouse in Stockwell Close on the 22nd June. There was also £60 in cash donations.
It may well be that the Foodbank has even more requests for help in the months to come, so thank you to everyone in Keston who has helped others by donating so generously.
It is with great sadness that we make this decision, but, hope you can agree that as a church we have a duty of care to each other and we do need to prioritise the welfare of ourselves, our congregation members and our families.