FOOD BANK NEEDS THIS WEEK (12.01.20):
If you are thinking of donating to the foodbank this week and would like to know what is best to buy. We are running short of:
Stew, Curry, Casserole, hot dogs, corned beef and shopping bags (preferably bag for life/ sturdy)
For any enquiries, contact Steph on 0796 499 4008 from 12:30pm onwards, OR phone the Church Office on 0161 336 4529.
You can also email us at
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stmaryshg/
Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
St. Mary's Church and Community Food Bank was the first Food Bank to be opened in Tameside. Staffed entirely by volunteers, we offer food parcels to families and individuals throughout Tameside who find themselves in crisis, through a referral system. All food is donated by the wonderful Tameside public and churches.
Food Bank opening times are:
Donations can be accepted at these times or by arrangement. We also have collection points in Sainsbury's Denton, Morrisons, Denton, The Co-op, Haughton Green and various other shops, community buildings and churches.
If you are in crisis and in need of a referral or have any other queries, please contact
0796 499 4008 or Leave a message and we will get back to you...
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BRING PROOF OF NAME, ADDRESS AND HOW MANY FAMILY MEMBERS ARE LIVING IN THE HOUSE. WITHOUT THIS, WE CAN ONLY ISSUE FOOD FOR ONE ADULT.
Referral forms are available from: Social Services, New Charter Housing and other housing associations, Citizens Advice Bureau, Christians Against Poverty, TMBC, Haughton Green Centre, GP surgeries, local schools and many other support agencies. If you have difficulty obtaining a referral form, please contact us.
You're never too young to help.
Thank you to Greggs who donate bread to the food bank every week.
AON Insurance are a large company who are based in Manchester. Our Food Bank was nominated by an employee to receive support as part of the company's community outreach programme. This involved a team collecting food items, carrier bags and money to donate to the Food Bank, as well as coming to see how we operate. The team collected £185.00 and invaded the local Aldi to stock up our cupboards.
As well as sorting out the stock, meeting clients and making up parcels, the Aon ladies learned why the Food Bank exists, who we support and why we operate a Food Bank.
As one of the team commented,
"If any of us had any doubts about whether or not we had made a difference, then our visit convinced us that every little helps"
The good news is, the team are coming back at Christmas to help us then as well! Thank you so much for all your help, time and tins ladies.... it was a pleasure to meet you! Well done AON Insurance...
Christmas Food Bank 2018
Together we made a difference to 240 families this year and got a personal mention in Andrew Gwynne's MP Christmas and New Year Messages recognising the work of our food bank. Thank you so much to everyone who helped and to Swinton Insurance & AOL Insurance who gave us a community day to help.
Listen to the interviews broadcast on Tameside Radio from St. Mary's Food Bank.
to all who supported
St. Mary's Food Bank this year.