Food Bank

EK Community Food Bank is still in operation, but in a very limited way. Please see the details below to be aware of how to use the service. Also see the collection times and locations below. Thank you!

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This year we’re using the Bankuet website to help us carry out our Harvest food drive for EK Community Food Bank online. We’re encouraging everyone to give what they can to help people in our community who are experiencing a crisis; Bankuet will then pool everyone’s generous gifts and use them to bulk-buy the items the food bank needs most. This makes it easy for everyone to contribute and increases our impact as a church.

All you have to do is go to bankuet.co.uk/givenow and make a donation, selecting “HARVEST - Calderwood Baptist Church” from the drop down menu at checkout to make sure it goes towards our shared total. Thank you so much for whatever you are able to contribute. We are hoping to raise £500, in order to be eligible for an additional £150 from Bankuet and will be sure to let you know how we get on!
 

Please note the following changes in operations for the safety of our staff, volunteers and users:

  • Collections will be at the front door only.

  • You must queue in a single file allowing plenty of space between you, the person in front & behind you.

  • No more than one person at a time can enter to collect a food bag.

  • Anyone who is a high risk must not be out, but rather should send someone else to collect their bag.

  • No one who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in contact with a person who has these or has had these previously should be at any of the collection points at any time.


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We are very grateful for the generosity people have shown, particularly at this time, to ensure we can continue to serve our community through this ministry. We are expecting that the pressure to provide for those in need will only increase at this time, we would appeal to anyone who can to keep donating food and toiletries, particularly these items:

 
  • Tinned Hotdogs

  • Tinned Vegetables

  • Tinned Potatoes

  • Tinned Fruit

  • Tinned Pudding (Rice pudding, custard, etc)


At the same time, we currently cannot accept any donations of clothes, toys, household items, etc, in order to reduce handling of non-essential items at this time.

If you would like to give online, you can do so by clicking www.give.net/EKCommunityFB/oneoff

We would also ask anyone donating to please drop any donations at these supermarket donation points:

 
  • Sainsbury’s Kingsgate

  • Morrison’s Lindsayfield 

  • Morrison’s Stewartfield 

  • Tesco St leonards

  • Co-op Village


Thank you very much and may God give us grace and compassion at this time.