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PACT Food Bank

PACT Food Bank - October 2018

The PACT Petersfield Food Bank provides food packs from tinned and packaged foods and makes them available to people in urgent need. We have also introduced a voucher scheme so that we can offer fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, eggs, cheese and milk.

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 have a group of over 30 volunteers to support the service and are very happy to talk to groups about our work.

We welcome small, regular donations of food, as we do not have much storage space. In November, we would appreciate gifts of Christmas goods and toiletries for distribution in December.

From January to August this year, the Food Bank has issued 127 packs of food, which has helped 201 adults and 73 children. We’ve also distributed vouchers which can be used to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, bread, milk and cheese from Petersfield Market.

More information from: Marion (07811 421021), David (01730 265884) or Audrey (01730 267262)

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
  • Radian
  • 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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