Loving God - Loving Each Other
LAUNCH We launched the new Wishaw Community Foodbank (WCF) on Good Friday (2nd April 2021) which seemed like the perfect day to take over this vital ministry within our community. A massive thank you must go to David Shaw and the team from Basics Foodbank (Lanarkshire) for all they have done over the years. David will still be in attendance on the days we are open to administer a voucher scheme on behalf of Basics Lanarkshire. These vouchers will enable people to go to specific shops and choose for themselves items they need. The Citizens Advice Bureau are also going to attend our sessions to offer energy advice.
DONATIONS WCF has taken over the distribution of donated goods for the Wishaw area. Donations can be put in the baskets behind the tills at Tesco, Morrisons and Poundland or you can hand them in to South Wishaw Parish Church, East Academy Street,
on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10am-12pm.
We have been amazed at the generosity of people who have made financial and practical donations, including the gift of a vehicle with wheelchair access which will enable us to uplift or deliver goods and to offer lifts home where needed to people who have many bags to carry home.
[You can see how our minister, Terry, got on during his virtual West Highland Way walk to raise funds and hear some hilarious stories about his failed first effort on our Youtube channel here.]
We have also had a huge influx of people willing to volunteer alongside the wonderful people who have come to us from Basics to help us with the work.
If you would like to volunteer as a helper please contact Terry. Click here to email.
SCHOOL UNIFORM BANK In addition to food and other items, WCF have set up a School Uniform Bank (new and quality second-hand, including shoes) for the families of local primary and secondary schools. Donations can be handed into the Church on the same mornings as above or you can contact Gail or Angela (see Wishaw Community Foodbank Facebook page) who can uplift them. Similarly, if you are in need of some items of uniform get in touch with Gail or Angela.
MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP starts on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm in the hall and will be limited at the moment to 10 adults with children under 5. Soft play, refreshments and a chat are all part of this new adventure. Contact Gailor Angela via our Facebook page to book a place.
Scottish Charity No. SC010775