As happened last year, May Street Congregational Committee encouraged members to donate non-perishable items to this year’s Harvest Thanksgiving Service which took place on October 15. All items were then forwarded to South Belfast Foodbank at Mornington on Ormeau Road. May Street is one of a number of churches in the area which make regular donations of food to the Food Bank.
To guide members of the Congregation about the items which are particularly required, this is an update received from Brenda Johnston of the Foodbank management team:
“The Foodbank has continued to see steady use throughout the summer. We strive to be so much more than just food and it has been rewarding to see our clients really benefiting from having someone to listen to their problems and being helped to make contact with other agencies for further relevant help. To see someone who has come in to the foodbank in distress leave with a smile is truly seeing God’s love in action. We still struggle to keep up the supplies of items for our food parcels and really value your support. Although food is our main priority our clients are always grateful to receive toiletries and we are especially short of household cleaning products such as washing powder.”
May Street’s donation weighed in at an impressive 103kg. Well done to all concerned.