As we are setting up our Foodbank it is clear what a great potential there is for building up Civic Society. Different institutions, religious and secular, can become involved in either as food-collection areas, or as referral agencies. The Trussel Trust who we are registered with, run the largest network of foodbanks in the UK are a Christian Charity but realise that 'food poverty' is not limited to one religion or another, and similarly that it is working with different faith groups tha provides the best and most trusted network.
Their vision is based on words of Jesus as recorded the Gospel of Matthew. 'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Matthew 25:35-36. This comes from a vision of a last judgement, when we will all be accountable for our actions, particularly to those who are most vulnerable and needy. We show our love through actions more than words..... So get involved, we need 1) prayers 2) volunteers and 3) money. Contact us through this blog - or privately through @foodbank_muscc.
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