Wednesday, 20 July 2011

A couple of good things

I'm not sure the first is really so 'good'; there's a local initiative to start a foodbank, and we had a request to use our premises. The fact that we need such a thing is a thoroughly Bad Thing, in fact a Disgraceful Thing, but given that the need is there, it's good that the church should respond. I don't know enough about it yet to answer the questions people in the church are asking (another good thing; they're speaking up and asking rather than sitting there like sacks of potatoes while others do the talking!), but I'm arranging for someone to visit the church to discuss it.

As a result, I found out on Monday about a meeting for local churches last night to find out what sort of community outreach we're all doing. I've heard about a lot of exciting things which I didn't know about, and there was at least one person there who didn't know about our community shop. We're going to keep in touch, and if nothing else, it should throw up some extra sources of the secondhand clothes we're always in need of.


  1. I think it is an honourable thing to do to set up a Foodbank. I agree that it is disgraceful that such an initiative should be needed in this day and age. Often, it is the poor refugees/asylum seekers who seem to be in great need of food. Is this the case with your Foodbank?

  2. We've always had a lot round here, and it's always been one of the poorest areas in the country. We've had a lot of people in the church over the years who either are, or have been, refugees, so we know what they go through, and the shameful way they're treated by the government.