13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Every day people in Northern Ireland go hungry for various reasons.
Matthew 25:35 says,
“For I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in . . .”
The “Food Bank” initiative shows Jesus’ love in action - giving food to those in need. Christianity is more than words - it demands action! We are partnering with St Lurach’s, Maghera to help address this need in the wider Maghera/Magherafelt area. On the 1st Sunday of each month, beginning in December, we are asking you to bring some “non-perishable” food items to Church. Your gifts will then be delivered to St Lurach’s Parish Centre in Maghera where all food donated is sorted by volunteers. Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers identify people in crisis and refer them. Non-perishable goods could include teabags, coffee, sugar, breakfast cereals, tinned peas/carrots/beans/spaghetti, tinned fruit/custard/rice, tinned soup/packets of soup, tinned vegetables, instant mash potato, rice/pasta, tinned meat/tuna, biscuits/snack bars, diluting juice or carton of fruit juice.
Every 1st Sunday of the month we ask parishioners to bring along to church some non-perishable food items for our Food Bank. The items donated are then passed on to our partner church of St Lurach’s in Maghera and distributed from there. If you’d like some further information on the Food Bank please contact Lorna Currie on 7930 1277.