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PACT Food Bank

PACT Food Bank March 2020 – Coronavirus COVID-19 update

Tuesday 24 March

If you need a food pack, please contact one of the agencies below so that you can be referred.

If you can offer food, please contact one of the following people:

If you would like to contribute financially please contact Terry (tdoubleday123@btinternet.com), phone 07837 030 576

The PACT Food Bank provides food packs from tinned and packaged foods and makes them available to people in urgent need. We also have a voucher scheme so that we can offer fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, eggs, cheese and milk. As we depend on the goodwill and availability of the market traders, we may have to change this in the light of governmental advice.

A Management Committee oversees the various aspects of our work – liaison with referral agencies, collection points, volunteer training etc. We try to ensure that each person only has one job! We usually have over 60 volunteers to support the service and are very happy to talk to groups about our work.

In 2019 we distributed 318 food packs helping 496 adults and 208 children. Sadly this is an increase of 50% on last year’s figures.

More information from: Terry (07837 030576), David (01730 265884) or Audrey (07586 290481)

To access the Food Bank you need to have a form from one of the following agencies:

  • PACT Churches
  • Winton House
  • Citizen’s Advice
  • Home-Start Butser
  • Havant Job Centre
  • GP Surgeries
  • Health Professionals
  • Local Schools
  • Social Services

Food packs are issued from:

The Salvation Army
Swan Street, Petersfield, GU32
9:30am – 11:30am
Tuesdays and Friday

Volunteers are welcome. We work on a rota system receiving donations, sorting and storing food, preparing food packs and distributing them to people in need. All volunteers receive training and most people work once or twice a month. Sorting is done on Monday and Wednesday mornings at the Methodist Church and the packs are distributed on Tuesday and Friday mornings from the Salvation Army. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Vanessa (01730 710459).

We also welcome cash donations which enable us to offer vouchers for fresh food at Petersfield’s Saturday and Wednesday Market: fruit and vegetables (from Bryant Bros) and bread, cheese, milk and eggs (from T Clowes).

If you would like to contribute financially to the Food Bank, please contact our Treasurer, Terry on tdoubleday123@btinternet.com or phone 07837 030576

We welcome your Prayer for the PACT Food Bank

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