Wednesday, 28 August 2013

AUGUST NEWSLETTER FROM CHESTERFIELD FOOD BANK

Well it’s August already and the two Trussell Trust Foodbanks have made an impact in Chesterfield, both at The Gates and the Loundsley Green Community Centre.
Since opening just a couple of months ago we have
fed over 90 people and distributed over half a tonne of food. 
Many thanks to those of you who have signed up to be volunteers, those that have already given their time at one of the two venues and those who helped at the Asda food collection on 3rd August.

ASDA Collection
The Asda collection brought in nearly 0.5 tonne of food from the generous shoppers at the Sheffield Road branch. This was thanks to their Community Coordinator Bev ably helped by her young daughter.  Although not always so well off themselves the customers contributed generously, some even handing in bags of food.
Special thanks to the collectors who gave up their time, especially Naomi’s son who will make a great future salesperson, but also Tim and Naomi for organising.

Warehouse
The warehouse has now been cleared, its awaiting renovation work, decorating and a new security system to fit in with the owners premises. The cost of this will be borne out of the grants applied for amounting to
nearly £1,000. Hopefully this will be helped by future donations.

Congratulations
Ben Martin our coordinator is now a married man and living in Newbold with his new wife Kelly and stepson Levi.

Harvest
Yvonne and Ben have been invited to a couple of churches for their services plus a Men’s Breakfast. Any other organisations doing anything?  Contact us if you would like a speaker to come along and present to
your group or organisation.

Volunteers Rota
Work in progress, please send your dates into Ben.

Volunteers Social
You are invited, with your families, to a get together at St Marks Vicarage
in Brampton on Saturday 14
th September 2:00 – 4:00pm.
It will be a Bring & Share event with plenty of garden space for everyone.
New Volunteers
There are some of you still waiting to take part in the volunteers training
and those of you who have gone through training for whom we haven’t
received your agreement forms. If you could let us know if you want to
be a trained volunteer for the future we can add you to our list.
NEW Phone
A deal has been struck with a local phone shop so our new contact
number is;
07984 589456
Vacancies
Are you a Secretary/Notetaker or a future Volunteers Coordinator?
These roles are not arduous and need filling.
Contact: Ben Martin – Coordinator -
07984 589456
ben@theorderoftheblacksheep.com
Personal Twitter: @BenMartinBass
OBS Twitter: @OrderBlackSheep
DIARY Warehouse paint and set up in August
Stocking of Warehouse ready for winter
Tuesday & Fridays Food Distribution
Volunteers Social 14
th August
Join us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldFoodbank?fref=ts
August 2013