Just in case you are wondering, we will not be open for donations on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, which both fall on a Friday this year. We are open for referrals over the Christmas period but not on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.
How can I get food from the Food Bank?
Please go to the Get Help page of our website.
How can I donate?
You can make donations in the following places:
- Appleby Co-Op
- Kirkby Stephen Co-Op
- Kirkby Stephen Spar ( both Spar shops)
There are also Wheelie Bins outside the Sands Methodist Church in Appleby on:
- Tuesdays (10-10:30am) and Fridays (11am-12pm).
Thanks to your amazing generosity stocks are good at the moment but if you would like to help, we are a little short of Fruit Juice (1 litre cartons), Fruit Squash (1 litre bottles) Smash type packets of potato, packets of custard, tinned fruit, tinned tuna and coffee.
Prayers for our Community
We continue to hold in prayer those who will be especially affected by the current circumstances. You might wish to use this prayer to support your reflection:
In your very being you exist in relationship, living in service and love with yourself, and with us.
In reflection of this you call us into community, that in knowing one another, listening to one another, and serving one another, we might encounter you.
Through the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, when you encountered a hungry crowd, or a family in need of healing, or a group isolated from society, you responded with action, feeding, resurrecting, welcoming.
Open our eyes to the needs of those around us, especially as we encounter new challenges.
Help us to turn to one another in love, responding in action, in service of your hope.
In Jesus’ Name