TWO tonnes of food has been collected by a church-run food bank in only one month.
Donations have been received by the Gravesend Methodist Church on Milton Road and the Redeemed Christian Church of God: Life Start Connections, on St Clements Close, Northfleet.
The food bank was set up through a partnership of the Churches Together in Gravesham, a network of local churches, and the Trussel Trust, a charity that helps run 250 food banks across Britain.
Donations to the food bank go to help people in the community who cannot provide for themselves or their family.
Pastor David Idowu, who brought the food bank to Gravesend, said: “We’re here to help plug the gap. The food bank isn’t just here to donate to people who are living in poverty, but to those who are waiting for benefits or their wages to come through.
“We want to make a positive change to the community and to help people from all walks of life, whether you are a Christian or not, we just want to help.”
Food bank donations can be made to both churches. A third church, St Paul’s United Reform Church, Singlewell, will have a food bank set up in November.
For more information on donating to the food bank, visit the Churches Together in Gravesham website at: http://www.gravesendchurchestogether.org/
You can also ring GravesendMethodistChurch on: 01474 328249 Or the RCCG: Life Start Connections on: 02083 122197