Charity lunches raise funds for emergency food parcels

Rev Belinda Searle-Barnes,right,presents a cheque to Sue Wall,left,of MK Food Bank on behalf of the St Laurence Church,Winslow, Lent Charity Lunches with some of the lunch volunteers.'120404M-B374
Rev Belinda Searle-Barnes,right,presents a cheque to Sue Wall,left,of MK Food Bank on behalf of the St Laurence Church,Winslow, Lent Charity Lunches with some of the lunch volunteers.'120404M-B374

WINSLOW people attending a series of Lent Lunches in the town’s St Laurence Room have raised money to help supply emergency food parcels to people in need.

Winslow’s St Laurence Church organised six Wednesday lunches during Lent, where people could go for a hot meal followed by fruit or a tray bake and tea and coffee. A team of church volunteers supplied and cooked the food, and people attending made a donation.

A total of £1,133 was raised for Milton Keynes Food Bank and Water Aid.

And at the last lunch last Wednesday, Rev Belinda Searle-Barnes and members of the team presented a £500 cheque to the Food Bank, which provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need them most.

The charity says hunger is not just a third world problem and there are many people living on the edge of poverty in Milton Keynes. This year, the Food Bank has already handed out 2032 emergency food parcels.