Food Banks Need Donations
St Paul's supports two food banks in the Penge area with collections, assistance and donations from our community. We share the donations between the two groups each week. Food donations can be left in the plastic tubs outside the vicarage door next to the church.
Living Well Bromley
The food bank at Living Well is still operating, having put strict social-distancing and minimum handling processes in place. They are operating an essential food service.
Donations of the following are needed: tinned vegetables, meat, fish, baked beans, fruit, and soup; packets of pasta, mash and rice; cereal, tea, coffee, sugar, long-life milk, biscuits.
Basic toiletries such as toilet paper are being included in food bags on a very minimal basis so will still be required, as are plastic carrier bags which are starting to run low.
Financial donations are needed to support the efforts of Living Well to continue operating under difficult conditions and can be made at https://livingwell.life/donations/donate
Examples of items being purchased are anti-bac sprays and wipes, gloves, disposable cutlery and containers and food for the weekly meal.
The food bank is also still operating at CAP. It needs tins of tomatoes, carrots, sweetcorn, fish, UHT milk, pasta, rice, cereal, soap, toothpaste, shower gel, toilet rolls. CAP is currently able to distribute a limited supply of apples, potatoes and bread. These should be left in the Vicarage tubs only on Tuesdays before 4pm. Please do not donate any food which needs refrigeration!
Debt counselling at CAP is now taking place online or over the telephone.