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Feed a Family This Christmas: Who our appeal is supporting

By Heather Large | Feed a Family | Published: | Last Updated:

Black Country Food Bank has been helping people in need for more than 10 years. The Christian-based organisation was set up to feed people experiencing real hardships by meeting their most basic requirement for food.

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It provides three days emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed from around 19 centres across Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

Volunteers also pledge to provide a hot drink and an opportunity to talk with a listening ear in a comfortable setting.

The Well (Home of Wolverhampton Food Bank), is a Christian community project, which supports families and single people, who are struggling to buy food and other essentials through its food bank.

Each food parcel provides three days of tinned and dried food for each person in the household. This includes items for breakfast, lunch and a main meal.

Walsall North Food Bank has been operating from Pelsall Methodist Church for three years. In that time, the team of around 20 volunteers has fed more than 1,000 people with the help of donations.

It is part of the Trussell Trust network and seen people from four churches – Pelsall Methodist, St Michael’s in Pelsall, St Mark’s in Shelfield and St John’s in Bloxwich – come together to help those in need.

Smethwick Food Bank has been working to alleviate hunger since 2012.

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The project is run by Smethwick CAN (Church Action Network) and supplies three days’ emergency food to families in crisis.

The food bank is also part of the Trussell Trust.

Cannock & District Food Bank has been running for around five years. Around 100 volunteers from more than 45 charities, churches and organisations are working together to ensure no one goes hungry.

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It is based at Pye Green Christian Centre in Hednesford and has nine distribution centres.

The Good Shepherd Ministry helps homeless people and others in need in Wolverhampton by providing practical support in the form of food, clothing, bedding and toiletries.

Based in the Methodist Centre in School Street, the assistance programme operates seven days a week, helping about 250 individuals and families each day.

The Haven Wolverhampton provides both practical and emotional support services to women and children who are affected by domestic violence and homelessness.

This includes refuge accommodation as well as play schemes and support for young people and children.

l For further information about the appeal email heather.large@expressandstar.co.uk or jordan.harris@expressandstar.co.uk or call 01902 319501.

Heather Large

By Heather Large
Special projects reporter - @HeatherL_star

Senior reporter and part of the Express & Star special projects team specialising in education and human interest features.

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