St Pancras Church is pleased to support the work of the Euston Foodbank which is based in St Pancras Church House, Lancing Street, NW1 1NA.
The Foodbank is open at the following times:
Sun 2 pm – 3.30 pm
Tues 12 noon – 4 pm
Thurs 5.30 pm – 7 pm
Sat 11 am – 12.30 pm
Can you help, by donating any of the following items? These can be left in the wire basket just inside the main door of the church on Upper Woburn Place any time the church is open.
- Tinned Meat/Fish
- Fruit Juice (UHT)
- Instant Coffee
- Hot Chocolate
- Tinned vegetables/tomatoes/pulses
- Milk (UHT or powdered)
- Sugar (500g)
- Pasta Sauces
- Rice Pudding/Custard
- Instant Mash Potato
- Tinned Fruit
- Biscuits or Snack Bars
Thank you for your support. More detailed information can be found here. If just 10 people passing by each day brought in one item each, we’d have enough food to feed five more families until the end of the month. Please give more food as autumn draws in and the cold and hunger start to bite.
The Foodbank supports local people in the Euston Area in need of emergency food and ‘sign-posting’ to other sources of help. We collect non-perishable food to alleviate food poverty in the capital and ask for your help in preventing our fellow Londoners from going hungry.
Foodbanks nationally – organised by the Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust (Reg. Charity No.1110522) is a Christian organisation that operates as an umbrella body nationally to support foodbanks with organisational and volunteer training, support, an operating manual, PR and branding materials, an online forum, annual audits, conferences and access to the foodbank network’s shared ideas and experience.
All food is donated by the public and logged and sorted by volunteers. Front-line care professionals such as social workers, the police, GPs and teachers and issue food vouchers to people in crisis, for which they receive three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food. People also receive a friendly cup of tea/hot meal and sign-posting to agencies that can help resolve their situation.
Each host organisation, usually a church or community centre, is backed up by further organisations collecting non-perishable food and providing volunteers.
The Trussell Trust has launched over 400 foodbanks nationally and last year foodbanks fed over a million people nationwide. There are collection days at schools during Harvest festivals and Supermarket days where customers are asked to donate an item from the shopping list.
Rising cost of living, static incomes, changes to benefits, underemployment and unemployment have meant increasing numbers of people in the UK have hit a crisis that forces them to go hungry. There is a real risk of families running out of food before the end of the month and children coming hungry to school not having had a warm dinner the night before let alone breakfast, and our old folk choosing heating over food.
Please help in whatever way you can.