Our Lady Star of the Sea


From: Newall Peter <peternewall@thurrock.foodbank.org.uk
Sent: Thursday, April 4, 2024 11:36 AM
Subject: Weekly Wire


I hope  you are doing well and had a lovely Easter Weekend

The arrival of Spring also brings hope for the brighter days ahead and the glimmers of new life. The lighter nights, and the sun shining (hopefully)  brought about by the change of seasons. 
As a foodbank, we hear and see pain and hardship first hand as we support people who need our support. People feeling alone and isolated, people who cannot afford the essentials we all need, people impacted hardest by the inequalities of society.
Whilst at times it can be hard and overwhelming to navigate these challenges, we are encouraged to hold onto hope in the face of adversity and to hold onto hope for new beginnings and change. With the recent work we have been undertaking, we have seen the depth of which people are struggling, it is sad to see, but they are grateful as we offer them Hope of a better future.

We have also been working with National Animal Welfare trust, who help people who are struggling to pay their vet bills, with our support supplying Pet Food they have helped people, who have been overwhelmed by the help they have been given. 

All of our centres have been extremely busy over the past two weeks so this has left a big hole in our stock

Donations from the public are down quite considerably with alot more stock going out to our centres than donations coming in! Stock in last month 6821.1 Kg, Stock out last month 9434.1 Kg. A huge difference of 2,613kg! 

As a result we sadly are still short of some of the most essential items required to make up a balanced food parcel.  
These items include:`
Tea Bags

Long Life Milk
Tinned Fish
Tinned Meat
Sponge Puddings
Rice Pudding
Angel Delight
Mashed Potato
Squash & Fruit Juice

Your continued support really does make a difference, as we do continue to see blessings in our work each day.

If you require any further information regarding our work or would to discuss any aspect of our work in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me,

Thank you all for your continued support. It is so very much valued


Best Regards

Pete Newall

Pathfinder Lead & Operations Manager 

Thurrock Foodbank

Personal Line:01375-411806

Office: 01375-416200

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