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St.Lukes Foodbank

Some of the items at St.Lukes Foodbank

Last September, St Luke’s church launched Norwood Foodbank, a project aimed at providing food for people in crisis within our community.

Whether the result of family breakdown, job or home loss, crime, or mental or physical impairment, many local people are currently forced to choose between eating and paying their bills.  Norwood Foodbank attempts to help alleviate this struggle by providing practical assistance in the form of food donations, as well as signposting people to further support where needed.

Having collected over 2 tonnes of food since the project began, church stocks are now down to just 500 kilograms, indicating both the success of the programme but also an ongoing demand for such support.  With the advent of Christmas and trying economic times being felt all round, such charity has never been more pertinent.

St Luke’s on Knights Hill SE27 0HS welcomes any food donations  on Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 3pm –  or at any Sunday church service 10.30am.

For more information and a list of suggested foods see http://norwood.foodbank.org.uk/

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