Liberty Food Bank
Ministering to those in need
“Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from those who need your help.”
Liberty Food Bank was established in May 2020 as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This Foodbank is a resource for those in need in our community and operates weekly.
Can you help us?
Who can access this Foodbank?
Liberty accepts anyone who needs to use our service. You do not need a referral voucher or any paperwork to gain access. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a warm welcome. This service offered is free.
Can You Help Us?
We are a self-funded FoodBank and rely on the donations we receive to serve our community. If you would like to donate to our Foodbank non-perishable food items as listed above please, visit our church and donate in the designated Yellow Donation Bins outside of the church.
Liberty Food Bank First Anniversary
Liberty Food Bank celebrated its 1st Anniversary on Wednesday 19th May. With good reason to celebrate as a lot had been achieved even in that small space of time.
In total for that first year, we were able to provide food parcels/hampers to over 650 people, as well as offer a listening ear to those that wanted to share their experiences and financial advice to some around benefits and support that was available to them.
Our short service gave us an opportunity to thank our major Partners, those that had donated both food and finances, (both within the church and community), and to hear from the Service Users, on how much the Food Bank meant for them. Some of their reflections brought tears to your eyes.
We were also able to acknowledge a great team of volunteers that give up their time on a weekly basis, some supporting 3 days a week. You can read more about it in the newsletter linked to this short write up.
We were privileged to have the worshipful Deputy Mayor, Ms Felicity Flynn, the Hon. Steve Reed MP and Rev Sandra Kerr CBE in attendance, who took time out of their busy daily schedules to offer a vote of thanks and spend a few moments afterwards meeting the Food Bank supporters, team members and sharing in light refreshments.
The forthcoming year looks like the Food Bank will continue to go from strength to strength, as we work closer with our local Member of Parliament, the Hon Steve Reed for Croydon, our Community and Neighbourhood, with the aim of reaching out to those that are suffering hardship and struggling to put food on their family’s table.
If you are reading this and would like to contribute, please look at the link on this page for Bankuet, which allows you to support financially, or drop us an email if you would like to donate or volunteer in any other way. If it is not possible to do any of the above, we would covet your prayers for this area of ministry so that we continue to fulfil the commission we have been given in Matthew 25: 34-40
‘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.’
Strict Covid-19 guidelines and precautions are in place for your safety. On your arrival you will be asked to wear a facial covering, unless you are exempt from wearing one. Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or social isolating due to contact with the virus should not attend our Foodbank.