Grab a bag
We aim to reach out and help those struggling and in need, by showing compassion and generosity. A big part of this is to care and share with those who have the greatest needs. The Food Shed is one way that we can practically give to those who are struggling.
We would love for you to consider taking a ‘paper bag’ and filling it with produce as listed on the front. You may like to do this individually or as part of a group or family. These bags will then be distributed to people in need in our community.
Fill a bag
Choose either a ‘meal bag’ or a ‘non-cook box’. You will find a removable shopping list on the front of each bag. Simply pull it off and take it with you to the shops. The list has specific items which will be of value to a person in need.
Please supply all the ‘basic’ items on the shopping list and if you wish, choose an item or two from the ‘optional extras’. All items need to be long life with at least a 6 months shelf life from the date of purchase. No fresh or perishable goods thank you. Please try and avoid ‘value’ items as we strongly believe that is not just a bag of food that we are giving, but a message that people are valued. You may like to consider ‘Fair trade’ or locally sourced items.
Give a bag
Please bring your filled bags to church on the first Sunday of the month where they will be checked and stored. The bags will then be distributed through compassion groups such as Christians Against Poverty (CAP), YMCA and referrals from other Stevenage based agencies including individuals known to us at Stevenage Vineyard Church. Alternatively you can also drop in the bags at the church office.
If you are aware of someone in need who would benefit from one of these provision bags please do also contact us at the Church office.