Food For All at St Michael’s Church
St Michaell’s Church aims to help meet the needs of local people. Our FOOD SHARE Project started in 2021 sees us working with a local charity to provide food parcels to those in Gidea Park and the surrounding area. A typical food parcel includes bread, bakery items, fresh fruit and vegetables and these are donated by local supermarkets. We aim to support each family or household referred to us or who apply through our application form.
The current unprecedented situation, following the spread of the coronavirus, has brought us both challenges and opportunities and we’re really looking forward to supporting our community in this way.
So what is “Food Share” exactly?
At St Michael’s Church we accept donations of fresh groceries from local Supermarkets and turn them into food parcels once a month on the second Sunday of the month. Please pick up your food parcel from the Church between 5,30pm and 6pm on the dates below. We are also able to deliver to local families and households on occasion if you would benefit from such a delivery.
- Sunday 13th March
- Sunday 10th April
- Sunday 8th May
- Sunday 12th June
- Sunday 10th July
- Sunday 14th August
- Sunday 11th September
- Sunday 9th October
- Sunday 13th November
- Sunday 11th December
Who can apply for a “Food Share” Parcel?
Anyone living in Gidea Park/Romford or surrounding area experiencing financial hardship can apply for a Food Parcel. We are particularly keen to assist families finding it difficult to provide food for their children.
How do I apply for a “Food Share” Parcel?
Complete the online form and return the application form that can be found here. Limited availability for delivery available for those living local to the Church.
I no longer need/wish to receive my “Food Share” Parcel. How can I cancel it?
Simply telephone us on 07871 388572 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com – We will delete all your contact details from our records.
Who donates the groceries and what will be in my “Food Share” parcel?
We currently receive donations from local Supermarkets. A typical parcel will contain bread, bakery, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables. We occasionally receive other items, for example, tins, pasta and cereal.
I need help completing my application form, what do I do?
Contact us and we will help you to complete it.
What we are about:
St Michael’s Church is committed to being a welcoming Christian fellowship in the heart of our community. So, this opportunity is a practical expression of this.
We are pleased to be able to work with FareShare to help reduce food waste by distributing fresh food to local people – food that would otherwise have been thrown away.