Helping local foodbanks and homelessness

Meeting Local Needs

There is a hidden portion of our community who are in insecure accommodation, 'sofa surfing', sleeping in cars or rough sleeping where they can find a safe spot. With our ecumenical partners our members offer help in goods and time. The needs may be straighforward such as food, clothes, bedding etc, or more complex - but each individual is helped as we can. 

Irthlingborough Food Bank is based at  Salvation Army Citadel, Spinney Rd, Irthlingborough, NN9 5RY. It opens on alternate Thursday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30 pm  Aug 16th, 30th, Sept 13th, 27th, etc and alternate Friday mornings from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm  Aug 24th, Sept 7th, 21st etc

Paul Morrison, JPIT's Policy Advisor, includes this in the JPIT February Newsletter.   "On Sunday I gave a talk about Universal Credit to a Church meeting in Irchester. Afterwards I met some fantastic people who set up and now run a local foodbank. They told me stories of the families they were helping, and how angry they were that people could be placed in this position. I could not help but be inspired and appalled in equal measure."

Raunds Food bank is based at St Peters Enterprise Centre, 19 High St, Raunds NN9 6HS and is open each Thursday 10.00 am to 12 noon. Community Cafe, food parcels, advice, suppor

Rushden Food Bank is based at Rushden Full Gospel Church, 60 High St, Rushden, and opens on Tuesday 10 to 12.30. There is a cafe here each Monday and Thursday lunchtime. Support for homeless includes a 6-bed unit.

The Daylight Centre, High Street, Wellingborough is an ecumenical charity, supported also by local schools, firms and individuals. Between 10.00 and 1.30 on Monday to Friday it provides showers, hot lunches, advice and company. It also houses the Wellingborough and District Foodbank, open Mon to Fri afternoons from 2.00 to 4.00. The Wellingborough Homeless Forum has a specific base to offer support and shelter for rough sleepers in the winter months, and other providers offer hot meals.

The Circuit also gave, until very recently, financial assistance to a refugee family by using rent income from a surplus manse. The family has now moved to London.


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