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We are now collecting donations from Tesco Bury.
Following the AGM held in March 2019, the Porch Boxes Annual Report & Accounts have been uploaded. Click here to view.
The 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on 26th March, commencing 7pm prompt, at Bridge Community Church, Radcliffe (formerly known as Bridge Methodist Church).
The meeting will be held in the 1st floor meeting room adjacent to the Porch Boxes Storeroom. Lift access is available.
Volunteers at Porch have been working tirelessly throughout December to get hundreds of food packs ready for distribution. If you’d like to support Porch you can still donate items at any one of our local drop off points or funds via our webpage.
Click below to see our appeal for help in the Bury Times
The Porch Box volunteers have been busy over the summer as the demand for crisis food packs stays high. The agencies we deal with tell us that many families are struggling to feed children during the school holidays. Today a support worker based in a local primary school described how she is continuing to work voluntarily to keep in touch with her families during the summer holiday and told us that she is receiving more requests for help from families who have always managed in the past and have no experience of the benefits system.
We now have collection boxes for non-perishable food in six local supermarkets and receive some surplus fresh food. These are important weekly sources of donations and we thank the supermarkets for their help. However we still spend around £1000 every month buying in enough food to meet demand. The harvest collections from schools and churches should be a great help in the autumn.
Our main weekly volunteer session is on a Wednesday morning and today was very typical, with nearly a hundred crisis packs delivered to eleven different agencies.