Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection



Can you spare two hours to help at the West Cheshire foodbank Supermarket Collection?

The next Food Collection is taking place on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, and Saturday 5th December at the Tesco stores in Sealand Road and Frodsham Street, Chester. 

Volunteers are needed to hand out shopping lists to shoppers as they come to the stores and to help collect their donations as they leave. We’re just asking for 2 hours of your time between 10.00am and 4.00pm. You must be 16 years of age or above.

Don’t worry if you haven’t done this before. We have friendly and experienced volunteers who will supervise the collections and show you what to do. By volunteering at your local Tesco store you can help stop people going hungry in our community

Please check your diary and register your interest, indicating which days and times you may be free. We’ll keep you up to date with our planning and contact you to finalise your time slot. Contact us:  email: warehouse@westcheshire.foodbank.org.uk or call 07778 344726

Thank you

Stuart Bull on behalf of West Cheshire foodbank

Monday, 2 November 2015

Harvest Messy Church


St Mary’s held its latest Messy Church on 11th October.

The Rector demonstrated his ability to make Pizza’s and showed from which countries all the ingredients were sourced.



The afternoon included songs, craft activities and food




Thursday, 8 October 2015

Harvest Festival with collection for the foodbank


St Mary’s was full on Sunday 4th October for Harvest Festival, supported by the uniformed organisations, and children from Overleigh St Mary’s C of E Primary School, all of whom played their part in readings, prayers, and a very moving signed singing of “What a Wonderful World”.


The reading was from Matthew’s Gospel about the landowner who hired labourers for his vineyard, each of whom was paid the same daily rate, irrespective of when they commenced work. The Rector illustrated this with the Great Bubble competition, with each participant receiving the same prize, irrespective of the number of bubbles blown.


Earlier in the week Overleigh St Mary’s C of E Primary School had held their own Harvest Festival and children brought non perishable food for the West Cheshire foodbank.

The magnificent total of 192 kilos of food was donated by the school children, and which was collected by the foodbank van.

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The combined weight of the donations to foodbank from the Church and the School was 317 kilos.