In 2019, we voted as a Parish for four Mission Partners. Every two years we choose two new Mission Partners to support (and continue to support the remaining two).
We aim to support our Mission Partners through prayer, financial support, and building personal contacts. A percentage of our parish income goes annually to all 4 partners, plus everything raised through our special Lent and Christmas. In 2020, this amounted to £1,000 for each Partner.
The Lord’s Larder Food Bank is a local ‘bank’ of non-perishable in life ambient food operated by volunteers from churches in and around Yeovil.
It began in a small way in 1991 when a representative of Yeovil Citizens’ Advice Bureau spoke about the need for emergency food to members of one of the churches in Yeovil. It is now supplied by over 60 local churches, 45 schools and several community groups.
Last year in 2020, over 144,000 items of food were given out via 70 different agencies to help 8,200 local people, (4,670 adults and 3,530 children.)
How the Larder Works
- Food and money are donated throughout the year by local churches, businesses, schools and other charities.
- Volunteers sort, & store all donations of food in a purpose built larder.
- Requests for food are made by phone through recognized agencies, who then collect parcels to hand on to their clients.
- Emergency food parcels are made up by the volunteers, according to need.
Lord’s Larder update 21st June 2021: what we need most in the Larder
Thank you for giving to the Lord’s Larder.
Please be aware we do not accept any donations of fresh fruit or vegetables, frozen products, or any out of life food items, thank you.
With your support through May we have been able to give food parcels to help 502 people last month, making a total number of 105 families who received a Lord’s Larder Food Parcel.
Thank you so much for collecting for us.
We are running low on the following items;
Packets of rice
Tinned meat pies
Tins of curry
Shampoo & shower gel
At the moment we currently have all the Dried Pasta & Baked Beans we can use, thank you for all your generosity.
To everyone who has supported the Lord’s Larder so generously, thank you.
We are still accepting food donations,
Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm at The Gateway, BA20 1QN. This week the vaccination centre is operating on Wed, Thurs & Fri.
Also at Yeovil Tesco Extra, and Yeovil Morrisons, Yeovil Asda, South Petherton and Stoke Co-op, Stoke Sub Hamdon Stores,
and Waitrose, Crewkerne.
The food items listed are what the Lord’s Larder Food Bank needs most at the moment.
Of course, if you would like to donate any other long life food items that are in date and unopened, are all gratefully received.
Thank you for all your support.
Thank you to everyone who has given so generously.
Please note our new e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
NB Donations can also be placed in the trolley in the corridor at St James’ to be taken to the Gateway by our kind volunteers.