WHO WE ARE?
Firth Park Food Bank is one of RCCG the Royal Assemble Sheffield community project aimed at empowering and providing for the elderly, Children, and Vulnerable Persons in the community while pointing them to the love of Jesus Christ. We offer 3-course meals to the community for free every Saturday in addition to the daily provision of foodstuff to those in need in the community and university students.
However, due to the lack of access to our usual venue because of Covid, we could not continue with the cooked meals on Saturdays, but we only distribute foodstuffs in the community using the bus bought for the church by Sheffield City Council. Covid 19 has tremendously increased the demand for food parcels.
In addition, we also struggle with storage for the food items when collected and members donated spaces in their homes to store the food items. We are grateful to all those organizations and individuals who continue to support us as we seek to respond to the needs of the community. We are desperately in need of storage space and accommodation to provide cooked meals and better service which the intended property will provide when we purchase it.
This year 2020, over 15 tonnes of food have been given out, helping over 1,900 families. Annually, we support families with Christmas food parcels and toys; for example, last December,68 adults, and 154 children benefited from such initiative. More so, Firth Park Food Bank has received several awards for providing food to people: for example, from the Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council, Food Aware, Waitrose shop, and Lloyds Bank, Sheffield. Again, the RCCG UK Central office awarded our church the winner of community social action in 2013 as published in the ‘Missioner’.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We have recently received an offer to purchase a property valued at £400,000.00 (Four hundred thousand pounds only) and have also secured a mortgage offer for that property and have raise about £60,000.00 (Sixty thousand pounds only)
However, we have a shortfall of Eighty-five thousand pounds (£85,000.00) to meet up with the 35% mortgage deposit and other legal services for the purchase of the property. We, therefore, appeal to you to solicit financial assistance to raise the remaining money.
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