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Preston Christian Action Network Launches Community Food Bank
Churches in Preston Have come together to set up a new Community Food Bank based at The Salvation Army in Preston.
The Salvation Army in Preston supplies emergency parcels of food to families and other people who become destitute. Each month they can be asked to meet the needs of 60 or more households. With increasing unemployment, the rising cost of living and tighter benefit regulations the demand has increased.
THE PROJECT NEEDS YOUR HELP
All the year round we need donations of non perishable (in date!) foods:
cans of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and packets of dry goods such as pasta, rice, cereals,biscuits etc.
(Donations of toiletries and money also appreciated).
Churches, schools and community groups are encouraged to make collections of food and deliver them to:
The Salvation Army, Harrington Street, Preston, PR1 7BN, tel. 01772 555 425
Open Weekdays (except Thursday 9am-3pm)
More information and a leaflet explaining the project can be downloaded here.
Preston Christian Action Network is an emerging network of churches and Christian social action projects in the city. We are supported by Church Urban Fund and Methodist Action. Our aims are
- to develop and encourage good practice in Christian social action and urban ministry,
- share expertise, information and resources
- promote the church's contribution in community welfare to the authorities and the general public
- get more Christians involved in prayer and practical action for the needs of people in our city