Thursday, 3 November 2016

Please donate generously to Colindale and Chipping Barnet Foodbanks

Have you seen the film I, Daniel Blake? This tells the story of a man struggling with the UK benefits system. The one positive aspect of the film is the portrayal of the kindness of people helping at the food bank. Would you like to do something really wonderful this weekend, that will make someone, somewhere in our little part of London, just a bit happier. 
It's really easy. Even a moron like me can do it.  All you do is when you next go to the supermarket, get a few extra provisions and then pass them on to the Colindale or Chipping Barnet Foodbank. With many children starting back at school, what better time to help a hard up family?

That is also really easy.The first weekend of every month, there is a collection for Colindale Foodbank in Mill Hill. The Sacred Heart RC Church on the Broadway is the designated collection point. You can just drop a bag of provisions into the narthex (lobby area by doors) or leave it at the Presbertery. The church is the Mill Hill collection point. Find out more about the foodbank - - which has done fantastic work distributing food to the most needy people in Barnet. This has been supported by people all across the Borough.
There are several other drop off points for Colindale Foodbank, if Mill Hill is not convenient

Waitrose, 2 Langston Way, Mill Hill East - Hours - 0800 – 2100 front of store near exits
Tesco, Brent Cross Hendon Way Superstore  - Hours - 24 hours inside store
Trinity Church, Northwest Centre, NW9 5QY Tues & Thurs 12-2:30pm during Foodbank opening hours
Chipping Barnet Foodbank Logo
If you are on the Eastern side of the Borough, there is also a Chipping Barnet foodbank
 Mary Immaculate and St Peter
63 Somerset Road
New Barnet
Directions via Google Maps
Sacred Heart Mill Hill Collection Foodbank dates
  5 & 6 November

The following items are specifically needed.
UHT Milk or powdered
Fruit Juice (long life carton)
Sponge Pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Rice pudding (tinned)
Instant Mash potatoes
Tinned meat and fish
Tinned Vegetables
Tinned fruit
Biscuits or snack bars
There is also a need for toiletries and babies nappies size 3, 4 and 5
Currently they do not need Beans & Sugar.

It is a sad fact of life that we need such collections in 2016. Please pop a few provisions in a bag and help a few local families. The provisions are collected and dropped off on a Monday morning and distributed.

If you know of any other collection points in the Borough, please post a comment. 

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