Supporting those in crisis
Supporting those in crisis
The Food Bank receives donations of food from you the public, either via organised collections from Church groups, Voluntary groups, Super Markets or Agencies. These donations are then sorted and made up into parcels.
It is our intention that the issuing of emergency food will help an existing situation and in no way enable any form of dysfunctional or destructive behaviour. It is also our intention to closely monitor all situations so as not to create dependency on the foodbank or on any other service that is provided.
Unless referrals are made by authorised agencies who have taken part in our foodbank eligibility training, all those accessing the foodbank will be asked to take part in a needs assessment interview.
Anyone finding themselves in a crisis can apply to receive a Crisis Food Parcel. Applicants will undergo an interview and assessment to ensure that free food is the primary need, that the eligibility criteria are met and determine whether there is a need to signpost the client to other help agencies.
Anyone who needs food is within our remit. We provide equal opportunities to all, and will not turn anyone in real need away.
The typical parcel contains the following items. The average value of this food parcel is £27.
Fresh bread and cakes are often available.
An emergency one week parcel can be issued to assist with an ongoing crisis which is in the process of being resolved. The parcel contains twenty one meals made up of seven breakfasts, seven main meals & seven snack meals plus toiletries and snack extras when available. Seven day parcels are only issued when there is a programme of ongoing support in place. They can be issued up to six weeks with the option to extend to eight weeks, during this period regular assessments will be completed.
People can come for a “CRISIS FOOD” Intervention interview for food collection on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10am till 12:30pm at one of our food bank clinics. Come along to our main site here at the Full Gospel Church and Community Centre at 60 High Street South, Rushden, NN10 0QX.
This is a simple straight forward process and will take just a few minutes to assess your need for support and to offer other help in whatever crisis has come your way. It may be helpful to have some ID and proof of benefits or information surrounding the crisis you are going through. Though this may not be essential. The Food Bank service is open to any and all people going through a crisis that has left you and your family in food poverty.
We need support from you, local community groups and businesses to keep food coming in, so we have supplies on hand to give away to those assessed as being in need. Contact us today to find out how you can help us meet this need.
For those wanting to donate food items to our scheme. We provide you with a shopping list, all we ask is that buy an extra tin or two when you next shop. Or why not donate the Free item when you Buy One Get One Free.
Our aim is to meet the basic 3 days food needs of people in crisis across Rushden & East Northants. Once we have identified people in crisis we will work hard to improve their quality of life. We will work closely with local organisations and agencies to reach out and help feed:
We provide equal opportunities to all and we will not turn anyone in real need away. Anyone who needs food is in our remit.
Our aim is to meet the immediate needs of those referred to us and of our service users and to establish the root cause of their crisis and determine how we can best help them to resolve these issues. We work in partnership with other agencies and faith groups signposting service users to other support groups in Kettering in order to be of as much benefit to them as possible.
Those accessing the foodbank will come either as self presenting or via authorised agency referrals.