Tuesday, 13 September 2011
A Winslow Weekend!
Last weekend was definitely a Winslow Weekend!
On Saturday afternoon we had a group of young people from Winslow Vineyard Church come to our warehouse to participate in our Community Room programme.
The 90 minute programme, which has been enjoyed by many schools and youth groups over the last 12 months, gives the youngsters some hands on experience of the work of The Food Bank from sorting food donations to making up food parcels to go out to local families. The sessions ends with a short DVD and a Q&A session with each person being given a "You've made a Difference" certificate
In the evening, the Winslow Churches Together held a Food Bank Supper with a talk from Helen Dray, one of our most experienced volunteers. The evening was very well supported with 40 people coming along and enjoying a supper made from the same food that goes in our food parcels whilst listening to a very informative talk about the work of The Food Bank in our community.
The evening was primarily a social gathering and celebration of the faithful support that this group of Churches gives to The Food Bank - but amazingly they also raised a massive £273 to support our work!
It is just amazing the different ways that people can support our work, have great fun and raise some money too. A massive thank you to all those in the kitchen who did such a great job feeding everyone and to Helen for a very heartfelt talk.