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2021 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Porch Boxes will be held on Monday 13th September 2021 at 7pm.

The meeting will take place in the upper meeting room of Bridge Community (Methodist) Church, Milltown Street, Radcliffe, M26 1WD.

All are welcome to attend.

A special thank you…

As we approach the 1st Anniversary of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we should like to say a huge

to everyone who has supported us during 2020 and enabled us to ramp up our production of Porch Boxes crisis packs for those in need around the Borough.

Many of you have donated anonymously, and we wanted to take this opportunity to ensure we acknowledged the gifts of food, toiletries etc, and financial gifts we have received from all our supporters.

We are so grateful to every one of you – we could not have done it without you.

Of course, Covid-19 is not over, and we continue into 2021 with our Covid-19 packs as well as our regular packs and look forward to your continued support.

2020/1 PORCHBOXES PACK NUMBERS DURING COVID19 – up to 17th February

March/April 20201310May 2020777June 2020687
July 2020751August 2020484September 2020579
October 2020527November 2020552December 2020780
January 2021697February 2021498 TOTAL to date 7642

PLUS our Christmas Campaign: 192 Family Hampers, 246 Individual Hampers & 92 Christmas Presents

Margaret Banner

Thank you to the friends and family of Margaret Banner

Margaret Banner peacefully passed away recently. She was the best wife, mum and nanna that you could ask for and will be dearly missed.Margaret would never see anyone go hungry, especially children so the family decided that Porch Box was the most fitting charity to receive donations on her behalf.

In total £735 has been raised and this would of put a huge smile on her face, especially in this current climateHopefully it will put a smile on a few families’ faces at this time of year.

Covid19 Pandemic Update

The Covid19 pandemic has brought a variety of challenges across our community. Lots of families are experiencing reductions in their income and difficulties in accessing the food they need.

Porch Boxes are continuing to work hard to provide Crisis Packs during this difficult time, working with their regular local agencies, Social Services, Health Visitors, GP’s etc. to identify areas of need.

We receive most of our regular donations from either churches or schools and from the donation boxes in various Supermarkets around the area. As churches and schools are now closed for the foreseeable future, we are receiving significantly fewer donations. We have also had to make changes to how we operate our warehouse, so it is difficult for us to accept donations there.

We would like to ask all our regular contributors, particularly those who normally donate at their church or school, to deliver their donations to their nearest donation point.

Some of our donation points have been temporarily removed to allow for social distancing so please use one of the below locations.

We thank you all for your continued support.

ASDA: Radcliffe, Pilsworth & Bury

Morrisons: Whitefield & Ramsbottom

TESCO: Bury & Ramsbottom

*NEW GARDEN BINS*

33 Holthouse Rd Tottington  

14 Thirsk Close Woolfold  

31 Greenheys Cr Greenmount

Christmas Appeal

Every year Porch Boxes provides support to families over the festive season. This year we are looking for the following items, but as always, anything that you can donate will be gratefully accepted.

  • Tinned ravioli
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Tinned beans and sausages
  • Tins of meat
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned stews, spaghetti bolognese, meatballs and chilli
  • Tinned hot dogs
  • Spaghetti
  • Crisps
  • Cracker biscuits
  • Biscuits
  • Bottles of squash
  • Canned drinks
  • Tea bags [packs of 40]
  • Small jars of coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cake bars
  • Single sponge puddings
  • Custard
  • Rice Pudding
  • Miniature jars of jam
  • Selection boxes
  • Chocolate bars
  • Christmas themed chocolates and cakes