**PLEASE NOTE THAT BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL FOODBANK IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY 14TH APRIL FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY*
BCC's Lent Journey 'Live on a Food Parcel'
Could you live on a Food Parcel for 3 days?
Every week our Foodbank provides 3-day emergency food parcels to local individuals and families in crisis.
Whilst each parcel is nutritionally balanced and includes a variety of food, there just isn’t the same choice that we take for granted every time we go food shopping.
The reasons for receiving a food parcel are varied. Many people find themselves in need because of circumstances beyond their control.
With this challenge we hope to raise awareness of the reality that people face in our community.
We want to encourage you to take part, share your experience, and pray as you identify with those in need.
If your diet is controlled for medical reasons, or you are pregnant please consult your doctor before taking part.
Birmingham Central Foodbank
Since opening Birmingham Central Foodbank in October 2011, we have fed almost 20,000 individuals; sadly we are still a much needed service in our city to those who are in need. We provide short-term assistance to those in need and so a Foodbank voucher entitles the recipient to 3-days’ worth of emergency tinned and dried food up to three times. There are currently nine Foodbanks in the city, with Birmingham Central being one of the largest and busiest. Our aim is to give those in need not just food, but hope; we always offer prayer at the Foodbank and seek to connect them to other services that can help improve their lives.
As the Foodbank is completely reliant on donations, this service would not be possible without the kind support we receive from BCC members, the public, local businesses and other local churches. Giving to Foodbank really does change lives! We would not be able to run this project without the dedication of our amazing volunteers and kind donators of money and food.
If you would like to volunteer at Foodbank, please leave your details at the Information Point on a Sunday or contact our community team via the BCC office.
Donations of food items can be dropped off at the BCC office reception during the week or in the church foyer before any of services OR at Resource Central on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 1.30pm.
If you are in need of an emergency food parcel, please contact us on 0121 236 2997 to see if we are able to help you.
For more information about how you can donate, receive a food parcel, and details of our address and opening hours please visit our website.
harvest 2016 - foodbank is 5!
On Sunday 2nd October we celebrated our Foodbank turning 5 with a special Harvest service!
5 years ago our first Foodbank shift was on Wednesday 5th October 2011, and we had 5 people who came in on that day. We had a partnership with 15 agencies. Last Friday we had 29 people who came to our Foodbank and we are now working with over 200 agencies.
OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FEED 26.000 PEOPLE.
Our Foodbank relies completely on donations and volunteers.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND FOR CELEBRATING WITH US!
Baby Bank Central
Baby Bank Central was launched in March 2015 in response to the need in our local community. As the cost of living rises, people are increasingly being unable to cope with the financial stresses life lays upon them, including the huge costs of having a new baby.
We work closely with midwives, health visitors, social services, children's centres, pregnancy outreach workers and other professional groups in the Ladywood area to provide the essential equipment to families in need, ensuring that no baby starts life without these basic necessities.
If you would like to donate towards this project we're always in need of newborn nappies, bedding and moses baskets.
To enquire further or to arrange a donation, please contact us at BCC.