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PACT Food Bank - August 2019

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 over 60 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. At the moment, we would appreciate donations of steam/microwave puddings, small bags of sugar, bars of soap, shampoo and toothbrushes.

This year, to the end of June 2019, we have distributed 158 packs which have helped 233 adults and 90 children. This is an increase of over 50% compared with the same period last year. 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 (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
  • 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 or phone 07837 030576

We welcome your Prayer for the PACT Food Bank

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