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The Salvation Army- Christmas Present Appeal 2020
The Salvation Army- Christmas Present Appeal
You may be aware that in previous years we have supported the charity Samaritan’s Purse with their project ‘Operation Christmas Child’ to provide shoeboxes of presents to children in need all around the world. We made the decision last year that we would plan to support children who are in need more locally for Christmas 2020. This decision could not be more ‘right’ at this time where many are facing changes in job and financial circumstances and the need in Atv rental corolla nc is great. For this reason, we have decided to support our local Salvation Army church and charity in providing presents for young people aged 0-18 in our city who otherwise would have very little.
The Salvation Army has already offered to support our school and its families. They will be providing food parcels to families with pupils receiving free school meals who require them for over the Christmas holiday period. This will also include some family sized meals cooked by their chef. We would like to be able to give something in return for their generosity and the work they are doing in our community.
The Salvation Army is calling on Peterborough’s community to donate new toys to its Christmas appeal that will support families in need over the festive season. They’re expecting the number of people requesting support to be greater this year and are asking for people to help them share some hope this Christmas. Last year, they supported some 250 families with toys and food hampers and already we’ve started receiving requests for support ahead of Christmas.
There are a few ways that you can support this project:
- The first is via The Salvation Army’s Amazon Wish List. It’s trickier to get out to shops at the moment so this might a quick and easy way for you salvation army food bank peterborough contribute. Visit the wish list via the link below.
Simply click the link, order your toy and select for it to be delivered directly to the Salvation Army.
- The second way is to purchase the gift, leave it unwrapped and drop it off in our giving bins on your way into school (in the same way as we did for donating to the foodbank). Please bring donations of toys and gifts between Monday 23rd November and Tuesday 1st December.
- Finally, if you would prefer to donate financially to this vital appeal, you can do that via the Salvation Army’s ‘JustGiving’ page via the link below.
The Salvation Army will sort and distribute the gifts to children and families in the area through their networks and via local groups and social services.
Your generosity in premier financial group reviews foodbank collection was outstanding and we’re proud to be part of such a giving community. We hope that you salvation army food bank peterborough be able to contribute to this charity in a similar way. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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The Salvation Army opens new superstore and community hub in Peterborough
The Salvation Army’s international leader, General Brian Salvation army food bank peterborough, opened a new superstore and community hub on Long Causeway in Peterborough city centre on Saturday 13 April.
Run by The Salvation Army’s local church and community centre, the new superstore is the result of a decision to consolidate salvation army food bank peterborough shops on Lincoln Road and Broadway into one bigger site.
Judith Harvey, Community Programme Manager for The Salvation Army in Peterborough, said: “Charity shops have always been an important part of The Salvation Army’s work here in Peterborough. Not only do they raise vital funds to keep our local work going and offer affordable clothing, furniture and household items to people on lower income, they are community spaces, offering compassionate support, a listening ear and practical help for people in need.
“Our new superstore will enable us to develop our services for the community. With a bigger unit that is fully accessible and in a central city centre location, we will be able to reach more people and connect them as appropriate with our existing christmas tree in the park san jose, such as free debt advice and befriending. We’re also looking forward to promoting our commitment to sustainable shopping.”
From decorating the new store with reclaimed paint, to using donated fittings from department stores and deciding to only offer paper carrier bags at the tills, it is clear The Salvation Army’s new superstore is committed to reducing waste and limiting its impact on the environment.
Judith added: “On average, charity shops divert chase sapphire checked bag fee tonnes of textiles from landfill each year and we encourage our customers to be creative with pre-loved items through our imaginative window displays and upcycling workshops.”
In addition to buying quality and affordable clothes and furniture, shoppers who attended the opening enjoyed Easter games and colouring for children, a craft workshop using recycled items and music provided by The Salvation Army’s local brass band.
Profits from the superstore and community hub support the local work of The Salvation Army, which includes a community centre at The Salvation Army’s Peterborough Citadel church on Bourges Boulevard. The church and community centre runs a free debt advice service, a day centre for older people, a befriending scheme, a Trussell Trust food bank, a Christmas present appeal and is a host venue for the town’s winter night shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
Judith said: “A huge team has been working behind the scenes to get everything ready, including dedicated staff, around 20 volunteers and members of The Salvation Army church. We’d like to say a special thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this point, especially our friends at John Lewis who have donated a substantial amount of fittings for us to repurpose.”
Judy, 76, volunteers two afternoons each week to serve customers behind the till and help out with jobs such as steaming and sorting donations. After she retired and her grandchildren became teenagers, Judy said she didn’t feel she was needed as much - volunteering has really helped her.
She said: “People come into our shop for various reasons – some people want to buy something and others are lonely. Volunteering with The Salvation Army is a two way thing, I give my time but the customers give me a reason ‘to be’. People need to be needed.”
The Salvation Army’s superstore and community hub is now open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
The grand opening was the start of a weekend of celebrations to mark the visit of The Salvation Army’s international leaders to Peterborough.
On Saturday evening, General Peddle and his wife, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, took part in a ‘Question Time’ event at The Salvation Army on Bourges Boulevard. The panel was chaired by local Salvation Army church leader Major Gary Chaundy. Other participants included Leader of Peterborough Council Councillor John Holdich, Steve Pettigan from Light Project Peterborough and Chief Executive of Thomas Deacon Education Trust Julie Taylor. Each panellist was given the opportunity to answer questions prepared in advance and submitted by local church members.
Sunday 14 April was Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. The Salvation Army’s international leaders took active roles in Peterborough Citadel’s programme for the day. General Peddle preached in the 10am service and Commissioner Rosalie shared her experience of international ministry.
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This year at OTTs Christmas in October we presented our donation to the Dorchester Food Bank. By supporting the Dorchester Food Bank they are able to purchase or supply – some families with shoes, back packs, lunch pails along with necessary school items and snacks. They will accept cash, gift cards, food or school supplies.
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Through one of our members, Marlene Miles, the Ontario Trillium Travellers is supporting Angel Hugs. Angel Hugs is a nonprofit charity group, that knits, crochets and quilts for those who face trauma, crisis salvation army food bank peterborough life threatening illness. We help by providing yarn and material to help make blankets, afghans, and new born outfits like bonnets, booties and blankets. Angel Hugs also accepts any knitting or crocheting unfinished projects.
For years now, the OTT has been collecting Pop Tabs. These go towards providing wheelchairs for those in need. It literally takes million of these Pop Tabs to result in a single wheelchair. An individual cannot do much but we believe that as a group the OTT can make a difference.
This year the OTT has chosen as our Christmas Charity the Peterborough Salvation Army Christmas Toy drive. We will be donating unwrapped toys and food items for the food bank.
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We received this message from Rocky and Sandra
" Thank you to everyone for the toys and food for the Salvation Army drive. Rocky and I delivered the contributions yesterday to Keitha at the Temple, who showed us the special door for large donations and thanked us for the first Christmas donations of the year.
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Local food banks: food banks near me and how to get a food bank referral
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Local food banks offer help to approximately 14 million people in the UK, including 4.5 million children, who are all living below the poverty line.
Food banks are designed to offer emergency support to people during a crisis. As well as relieving the initial pressure by providing essential food items in the short term, food and baby banks can give additional support so people don’t need to come back to the bank again.
But as each food bank in the UK serves different areas, each bank has different needs and requirements.
What is a food bank and how do they work?
Food banks provide free, nutritionally balanced, tinned and dried food to those who need it. This might include people who have been hit by an unexpected financial crisis, such as redundancy, unexpected bills or the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Care professionals, such as social workers, school staff and health visitors, identify those in need of help and give them a food voucher for salvation army food bank peterborough local food bank. This voucher provides a food parcel of three days’ worth of non-perishable food from the bank. Other problems, such as rising period poverty, mean that food banks also accept and offer donations of toiletries salvation army food bank peterborough the parcel.
But as well as providing these emergency items, food banks work so that people don’t need salvation army food bank peterborough use them again. Specialised members of staff can provide additional support to help people resolve problems with their finances, such as debt, mental health issues and a lack of access to 1st financial federal credit union routing number benefits. Some banks also offer services like childcare and educational courses.
All food banks rely on public donations, which are collected from places like supermarkets, schools and local businesses.
The Trussell Trust operate the most food banks in the UK, with 1200 food banks nationwide.
How do I find food banks near me?
Visit the Trussell Trust’s website to find your nearest food bank at www.trusselltrust.org/map by entering your postcode or nearest town. If you are unable to travel to your local food bank due to transport costs, you can call them and check if they can deliver your food parcel.
There are also a number of private/independent food banks – these are run by local churches or charities. You may find them advertised in your local paper and usually you can visit one of these without a referral. FoodCycle helps connect people within their local community to help reduce food waste and poverty. Like food banks, they are maintained and run by volunteers who usually have arrangements with local supermarkets to cook food for the homeless and poor. There are 40 locations around the UK.
FairShare is a charity which uses food that would otherwise be wasted at the manufacturing end of the chain and gives it away to the homeless and poor. Donors include Sainsbury’s and Nestle. They were just one of the organisations that saw a demand in food packages following the MPs vote against free school meals for children during the half-term holidays last year.
How to get food from a food bank
The easiest way to get food from a food bank is to call Citizens Advice, where an adviser will be able to issue you with a voucher to get an emergency food parcel from your local food bank.
All lines are open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, but are closed on public holidays.
On the other end of the line, the trained advisor will ask you about your circumstances, income and needs. They’ll also ask if it’s just you that needs the emergency parcel or if you’ve got other people living in your household who are also in need.
You can get up to three vouchers (only one at a time) for any one crisis, giving you a total of 9 days worth of food. These vouchers are individually exchanged for three days’ worth of emergency food at your local food bank.
While you can be referred to a food bank for lots of different reasons, it can be difficult to get a voucher unless you’re facing extreme circumstances. According to The Trussell Trust, the primary referrals to food banks in 2018-2019 were due to income not covering the cost of essentials, changes to a person’s benefits, or delays in receiving their benefits.
As well as directly calling the Citizens Advice Bureau, you can also get advice and a food bank referral from:
- A doctor, including your local GP
- Social worker
You might get a food bank referral if:
- You’ve been made redundant or have reduced working hours
- Unexpected bills have left you with no money
- A change in your circumstances has affected your entitlement to benefit or the reduced the amount you receive
- A payment of benefit has been delayed
- You are turned down for a crisis loan
- Ill health
- Domestic abuse
- You have a low-income or are in debt
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated these needs so dependance on food banks is currently higher than before.
Food banks without referral: can you go to one without a referral?
The Citizens Advice Bureau explain that you can visit an independent local food bank without a referral, but if there aren’t any local to you, you’ll need to get a referral.
How to get help from a food bank
Whatever additional help you need from a food bank, whether that’s support applying for benefits, housing help or debt advice, the best way to find it is to contact the food bank directly. Visit The Trussell Trust’s website to find your local food bank.
You can also use The Trussell Trust’s Grants Search function on their website to find out whether there are any governmental grants you might be entitled to. Similarly, there is another function on the site which helps you find out whether you’re entitled to any benefits.
How can you become a food bank volunteer?
According to The Trussell Trust there are more than 40,000 food bank volunteers operating across the UK.
Food bank donations – Find your local food bbva compass bank atm locations and call them to ask what they need most and where to drop it off. Your food bank donations are vital during school summer holidays with figures showing 87,496 food parcels went to children in the UK during the summer holidays in 2018 – a 20% increase on summer of 2017.
Food bank volunteers – Become a food bank volunteer at your local food bank. Find out more information on their website – call or email them to find out more. Salvation army food bank peterborough can help out by sorting and packaging food parcels, or
Donate money – If you don’t have time to donate then you can always donate money. Either directly walmart to walmart hours near me via the Trussell Trust’s website.