Essential Food, Care and Support, a listening ear...
Food for thought is a project that is supported by the Wythenshawe Church of England Team and our Methodist partners. It is based at St Luke’s Church Hall on Brownley Road.
Each week we help families with food and a listening ear. Find out more below.
At Team Council in May we agreed to become part of the Wythenshawe Food Bank. This is a new charity working with existing food banks in the area using the Trussell Trust model. People in need can receive food parcels via a voucher system. We are issuing around 6 food parcels each week on Fridays and Saturdays and this is slowly increasing. We will review our partnership work on this in January.
Care and support
On Tuesdays we run a drop-in for anyone wanting some company and a light snack. This is open to anyone. You can meet people and get to know whats going on in the area. Do come along any Tuesday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm to St Luke’s Church Hall.
Feed Your Faith
From September there will be an additional slot called Feed Your Faith which will take place after the regular drop-in. This will be 30 minutes of sharing our week’s blessings and stressings and our favourite parts of the Bible and listening to different styles of music. Find out more here.
August Breakfast Club
St Lukes opened for breakfast every Thursday in August. A free breakfast of cereal and toast was offered to anyone who needed it, families and individuals alike. A chance for people to get something to eat and get out of the house – school holidays can be a lonely and stressful time. If you can spare some time to help from making food to welcoming and chatting to people do get in touch.
Appeal for donations
We are generously supported in our work by our congregations and local community. If you would like to donate over the Summer we would be grateful of the following:
Small jars coffee
Tinned ham/corned beef/meat paste
In addition we would welcome contributions of biscuits, books/magazines/colouring books/crayons/pens/crosswords etc.
Our award winning young people showing the Spirit of Manchester
We are really proud that Oliver Bradley a long-standing young volunteer at our Tuesday Food For Thought drop-in won in the Volunteer Of The Year category at the annual Spirit Of Manchester Awards. Find out more on our Facebook page. Well done Oliver!
The latest news and information sheet about Food For Thought can be downloaded here:
February 2016 - Christmas Hospitality Report
Find out more about the Food For Thought project in this leaflet.
If you want to talk to us about any aspect of our work, or if you know of someone in need of a referral for a food parcel please get in touch with Tracey on 07476305947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org