Harvest Festival 2019

Our Harvest Festival service took place on 20 October. This year all non-perishable food items were given to the HOPE CENTRAL food bank, while money collections were in aid of Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy which cares for farmers. Our collection was £422.84!
You can read more about how YOU can help support the work of the Agricultural Chaplaincy here.
Or visit their website at www.agchap.com

Help support our local Food Bank

The support service for the Macclesfield Food Bank has changed. The organisation “HOPE CENTRAL” has taken over the operation formerly run by “Hampers of Hope”.

THE RED BIN IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR YOUR GIFTS.

We need a variety of non-perishable foodstuffs to add to the store cupboards. For example, milk (UHT or powdered); sugar (500g); long-life fruit juice; fruit squash; soup; pasta sauces; tinned sponge pudding; tinned tomatoes; cereals; tinned rice pudding; tea bags; instant coffee; rice; pasta; instant mashed potato; tinned meat or fish; tinned fruit; jam; biscuits; snack bars. We can also accept personal hygiene products, for example.

Please do not include items with short shelf life or containing alcohol.

Please take advantage of any BOGOF (By one get one free) offers on any items in your weekly shop.

Just think what you yourself would welcome as a life-saving gift of staple foods if you were to find yourself in a similarly desperate situation. Please take the trouble to put those extras into your own shopping trolley when the opportunity arises and bring them to St Oswald’s to put in the RED BIN.

When shopping at Tesco, look out for the times when the blue tokens can be used to support HOPE CENTRAL.

More information is available at Hope Central Facebook page.

Thank you.

Veronica