Food Bank

Christchurch is a food collection point for the local Food Bank charity, along with other churches in Welwyn Garden City.

The Food Bank gives out about 500 items of food per week, to those in need in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. The food you provide is given to those who really are in desperate need – for example those unable to work due to health problems, redundancy and those waiting for benefits to come through.The list below is a list of items that we distribute regularly. However, we are extremely grateful for any (non perishable items) to be donated.If you would like to visit the Food bank, please feel free to call in on a Wednesday morning (between 9am and 11am) and they will be happy to show you around. The Food Bank is located in the New Zion Christian Fellowship, 140 Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3JE. Or for more information about the work of the Food bank email newzioncf@talktalk.net.

We are now providing eggs in the Food Parcels and we would really need some more empty egg boxes (the size that fit 6 eggs), as we buy in bulk, but need boxes to distribute to people in the food parcels.  If you or any of your congregation are able to collect them on our behalf, we would be very grateful.

Thank you for partnering with us and Churches in Welwyn Garden City as we seek to demonstarte God’s love in practical ways.

List of Food Bank foods:

Tinned fruits:

Peaches
Pineapple
Pears
Mango
Fruit Salad

Tinned vegetables:

Carrots
Peas
Sweet corn
Potatoes
Beans
Tomatoes (chopped/whole)

Tinned meat:

Corn beef
Ham
Spam
Luncheon meat
Meatballs
Hotdogs
Fray Bentos meat pies
Any other meat

Dried or bottled goods:

Pasta – 500g/1kg
Rice – 500g/1 kg
Sugar (granulated)
Coffee
Teabags
Squash
Spaghetti packets
Biscuits
Cereals of all kinds
Porridge oats
Mashed potato
Packets of noodles/pasta (individual)
Pasta sauce of all varieties

Occasionally when on offer:

Chocolate spread
Peanut butter
Chocolate biscuit bars