We are extremely proud to announce the start of our Food Bank Donation Point here at Lilies Funeral Directors, 10 Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5DA.
Both organisations provide a vital service to our community. The rising cost of food is becoming more and more difficult for families to afford, as well as this, unemployment rates are increasing making it exceptionally difficult to manage.
A quote from Elim Life Church’s website:
“In 2011-12 Foodbanks fed 128,687 people nationwide, 100% more than the previous year. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help. The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 250 foodbanks currently launched, our goal is for every town to have one.”
As we are located between 3 large supermarkets, we are in an ideal location to collect donations for both food banks.
What To Donate To A Food Bank
Every emergency food parcel provides a minimum of three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable foods that have been donated by people in the local community.
The following items make up a typical food parcel, which means that they are the best items to donate:
- Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
- Lentils, beans and pulses
- Tinned meat
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- UHT milk
- Fruit juice
We are very grateful for all donations, this extends to toiletries and other essentials that are needed for a healthy life.
Lilies Funeral Directors
10 Chester Road