Foodworks

A ministry with a mission

SBC Foodworks is a fantastic ministry that provides food parcels to individuals and families in crisis. We are (sadly) busier than ever with food parcels going out most days. We are now working with an awful lot of agencies in Luton who are incredibly appreciative of the work this ministry does and tell us of the very real impact our simple parcels have on the individuals and families who receive them.

On average we give out between 3 and 4 parcels a week, through more than 15 agencies such as Children’s Centres, Citizens Advice Bureau, School Family Workers, Social Services, Health Visitors, GreenHouse Mentoring and many more. We have provided food and toiletry essentials for 180 families and individuals and we try and make sure that each parcel has provisions for up to a week. The majority of this food is donated by SBC members and local schools that we contact at Harvest time and we use monetary donations to top up what we run short of. A huge thank you to everyone that has been involved either by giving food or money; requesting parcels for people in need, helping sort out all the produce that comes in or helping put a food parcel together. Be assured that this ministry really does make a difference in the community it serves.

COVID-19 Update:

We continue to want to serve the more needy in our town by offering a collection point for non-perished food and everyday essentials.  This ministry is adapting and therefore in the future we will use our collected supplies to:

  • Make donations to the Luton Food Bank, Azalea and other organisations with a food distribution operation.
  • Retain a certain amount of items for the needs of those related to the church.

Please do continue to think of the need in our town as you shop and contribute regularly, as we seek to address this demand.

Foodworks Ministry List

These are our current Foodworks needs (updated 22nd Oct '20)

  • Tuna
  • Tins of meat
  • Pasta sauce
  • Curry sauce
  • Squash
  • UHT Milk
  • Sugar
  • Cereal
  • Toilet paper
  • Washing-up liquid
MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR DONATIONS