We support our local Food Bank by having three collections a year in Lent, Summer and Harvest.
The Milnthorpe Area Food Bank is organised by Christians Together in Milnthorpe. It provides short term emergency food parcels in Milnthorpe and the surrounding area. These are distributed in response to referrals from professional agencies to those who are temporarily in need of them.
Manna House is a small, Kendal-based charity which provides advice, advocacy and a drop-in support centre offering washing and laundry facilities, hot meals, computer access and skills workshops for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed across South Lakeland. It also coordinate Kendal’s Winter Shelter project which runs every night through the winter months at six Kendal churches.
The Children’s Society:
The Children’s society fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives. They are building a country where children are free from disadvantage. Their single equality scheme sets out how they embed best practice, and provide more diverse and representative services to vulnerable children and young people across England. Their vision and values are based on sessions listening to children (particularly those in the greatest need), supporters, volunteers, church-goers and representatives of the Church of England and other supporting denominations. While working in some of England’s poorest neighbourhoods, Edward Rudolf was inspired – as The Children’s Society is – by the practice of Jesus Christ, who taught that children and the poor are at the heart of the Kingdom of God.
USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel):
USPG is an Anglican mission agency supporting churches around the world as they seek to bring fullness of life to the communities they serve. Together with their local and global partners, they work to enliven faith, unlock potential and promote justice. That way churches and communities are empowered to improve livelihoods, education, health and much more. They are partner-informed, mission-driven and people-centred. Their desire is to achieve well-being and justice for all, especially those on the edges of society who live in poverty or who face other forms of injustice.