This is a really uncertain time for many of us. We are offering whatever support we can to those who need it.
There are a number of ways we can help in this time:
- Picking up shopping if you are self-isolating and/or vulnerable
- Collecting and delivering prescriptions
- Walking dogs for isolated neighbours
- a friendly ear on the phone if you need a chat
- praying for people who request it
- food parcels for those who are struggling to feed their families and themselves
Here at Hope Church Merthyr, we recognise that sometimes things aren’t so bad that we need Foodbank, but could still really need a little help in making ends meet. One of the ways we would love to help right now is through offering a food pantry where you still pay for your food, but receive much more than that same £3 would buy you in a shop. Each week our volunteers pack boxes with whatever food we’ve received from our partners at Fareshare along with food donated by local grocery stores through Fareshare Go. The food from Tesco and Asda in Merthyr is still good quality food, but they can no longer sell it due to the best before dates expiring, allowing us not only to fight food insecurity but also food waste. We encourage all our pantry members to use their noses and their common sense when dealing with food past its best before dates. The majority of the food we receive from Fareshare is still well within its best before date. If you think that help@hope Food Pantry would fufill a need for you right now, please contact us and fill in the registration form below.
Call us now at 07790801686 (Mon-Fri 9-5)