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Porch Boxes is a registered charity based in Bury, Greater Manchester, providing crisis packs of food and toiletries for local people in urgent need.

We give out an average of 450 each month. Since we started in 2001, over 50000 packs have been given out. We are very grateful to the churches, schools, groups and individuals for supporting us in our quest to help local people.

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Charity Number 1089998

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Christmas 2017 Update

Many thanks to all those who have donated food, toiletries and toys in the busy period leading up to Christmas. As well as our routine orders for over 400 crisis packs every month we have prepared well over a hundred special Christmas hampers for individuals and families in the Bury area and provided toys for local children who might otherwise have had very few gifts.

January 2017 Update

It has been another very busy year for Porch Boxes. The numbers of packs given out in this last year are as follows

2016

JanĀ 420
Feb 331
March 478
April 333
May 389
June 305
July 353
Aug 391
Sep 399
Oct 477
Nov 534

December total of 985

Annual total of 5395 average of 450 per month.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped us this last year. We thank people for their donations of food, clothing, toys etc also for all the generous monetary donations from schools, churches, businesses and individuals and of course for all the volunteers who work tirelessly for the charity.

Porch Boxes have continued to be in discussion with Bury council about the possibility of setting up some form of direct access for food in Bury town Centre. No doubt there will more information on this in the coming months

Julia Rowlands

Chair of Porch Boxes

January 2017