On Sunday 12th February, we held a 'Foodbank Vision-Sharing Evening' at Ebenezer Church to share a journey that Ebenezer Church, Filton Community Church and St James Church have been on to set up a foodbank.
Please listen to the various talks from the evening below and view the notes. If you wish to volunteer in anyway, then please speak to Stewart North (Ebe), Tony Matthews (FCC) or contact Ebenezer Church office here.
- Over 4 million people in the UK cannot afford a healthy diet
- 1 in 7 people over the age of 65 are at serious risk of malnourishment
- 6.7 million people are affected by low income -perhaps the most critical factor leading to food poverty
- 28.7% of Children in Bristol Live in Income Deprived Households
- Bristol has significant areas of deprivation, with food poverty a key issue
The Trussell Trust
This charity works to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the UK and Bulgaria. They work with the people that society forgets, providing practical help through sustainable projects and enabling each person to realise that they are valued. The vision is to build communities where people of all backgrounds are included and have the opportunity to live in dignity with hope for the future.
They are a Christian organisation motivated by Jesus’ teaching on poverty and injustice. They operate according to Christian principles of compassion, honesty, integrity, openness, kindness and care of all people, regardless of backgrounds or beliefs. They believe in turning faith into practical action, living out God’s love for the poor...
‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ (Matthew 25:35-36)
|Feeding the five thousand||Tony Matthews||
|Food poverty and bigger picture||Andrew Street||PDF notes||
|How we got here?||Tony Matthews||
|Foodbank process and needs||Stewart North||PDF slides|
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