United Benefice of
Mears Ashby, Hardwick,
and Sywell with Overstone

Our Vicar
Revd Katrina Hutchins

01604 812907

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Daylight Centre

Jesus said,
'I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.
When you do it to one of the least of these,
you do it to me.'
Matthew 25:35a, 40b

In this well-known passage from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus identifies himself with those who are struggling to survive.  He is encouraging his followers to do the same, and to reach out in love to feed the hungry and homeless and provide for their basic needs.  In these challenging times, more people than ever are struggling to feed themselves and their families.  Volunteers at the Daylight Centre in Wellingborough are seeing daily demand for food parcels growing week-by-week.

How can you help?

You can help to keep the Daylight Centre's store cupboard stocked with essential items.  The table below shows the items most in need at this time.  We will update this list on a regular basis.  When you go out to do your once a week shop, why not pick up some of these items on your way round the store.  You can then drop them into the grey/green foodbank container behind the tills at Tesco and Sainsbury's in Wellingborough, or at one of our two village drop-off points.

Mears Ashby and Hardwick - 10 Wellingborough Road, Mears Ashby (cardboard box, on front drive)

Sywell and Overstone - 67 Overstone Road, Sywell (red box, in car port at bottom of drive)

You'll find the collection boxes out each morning.

Daylight Centre needs:

Here are the items needed by the Daylight Centre's Foodbank.  Blue = Urgent.

Due to the high-level of demand for food parcels, stocks are low across a range of essential items.  Priorities for this week are: i) UHT Long-life Milk, 2) Jam, 3) Mug Shots and 4) Biscuits.  Thank you for all of your donations and prayers.  Do keep supporting the foodbank, if you can.

Tins / Cans Jars Pots, Packets &
Dried Foods
Baked beans
Baked beans with sausages 
Fish (tuna)

(not grapefruit)
Macaroni Cheese
Beef Ravioli
Spaghetti Hoops
Plum Tomatoes
Rice Pudding

Coffee (100g)
Peanut Butter
Meat Paste 
Fish Paste

Pasta Sauce
Hot Chocolate
Angel Delight
Pots of Jelly
Pots of Rice Pudding
Pots of Custard
Biscuits for Cheese (Crackers)
Jaffa Cakes
Cup of Soup

Mug Shots
Pasta n Sauce
Instant Noodles
Pot Noodles
Cous Cous
Long Grain Rice
Microwaveable rice
Savoury Rice
Instant Mash
Cereals - Weetabix
Cereals - not porridge oats
Cereals - Variety packs

Long Life Fruit Juice
(not grapefruit)

Fruit Squash

UHT Milk - Whole Milk
& Semi-skimmed Milk

Other items:

Hair Conditioner
Hand Sanitisers
(pocket sized)
Toilet Rolls
Kitchen Rolls
Washing Up Liquid
Washing Powder
(Small boxes)
Can openers
Fresh fruit & veg

You can also help by making a financial donation to the Daylight Centre to help cover the cost of the ready meals service and fill gaps on their store cupboard shelves.  All you need do is follow this LINK, mark your donation "Foodbank" and, if you're a tax payer, sign up to Gift Aid your donation.

If you have any questions about the Daylight Centre or its Foodbank, or would like to volunteer with them, you can contact the centre on this email address:  info@daylightcf.org.  Alternatively, I can put you in touch with James and Alison, who are co-ordinating the donations across our villages.

Bless you for your support.  Do keep the Daylight Centre in your prayers.

Revd Katrina


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