Foodbanks Need Donations
St Paul's supports two foodbanks 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 foodbank at Living Well is 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 from financial donations are anti-bac sprays and wipes, gloves, disposable cutlery and containers and food for the weekly meal.
St John's Penge runs a small foodbank which supports some of the families at St John’s Primary School, and also some of the CAP Penge clients. They are always grateful for donations of groceries, which can be delivered to the church whenever the building is open.
Currently, during the pandemic, opening times are very much restricted, but they are open every Wednesday mornings between 10 and 11am.
Groceries regularly needed include tinned meats, tinned vegetables, pasta sauces, dried pasta and rice, tinned fruit, tinned rice pudding and custard, tea and coffee, breakfast cereals and long-life milk.
CAP is currently able to distribute a limited supply of apples, potatoes and bread. These should be left in the St Paul's Vicarage tubs only on Tuesdays before 4pm. Please do not donate any food which needs refrigeration!
Financial donations are welcomed. At present they do not have a dedicated donations page for CAP Penge. Details of how to to donate can be obtained by phoning them on 07804 596226.
Debt counselling at CAP is now taking place online or over the telephone.