Empty fridges and store cupboards, hungry, thirsty, people wondering when they will next eat a meal.The Good Shepherd witnesses this regularly! We see individuals & families in desperate need & have limited funds to pay for food, bills or rent.2021 is the 50th year we have provided food and support.
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1165909)
The Good Shepherd supports people who do not have enough food and basic items whilst also helping to reduce the amount of food going to landfill. We witness regularly first hand individuals and families who have no food and are going hungry. Having bills, rent and other outgoings with limited funds is a challenge, especially in the current economic climate. We supply food including fresh ingredients to ensure families have meals to prepare and cook at home, an important part of everyone's day.
The Good Shepherd prides itself in securing high quality food ingredients which are destined for landfill. Working with a range of food partners we can source a variety of products which will help stock store cupboards and be useful when cooking at home. We also serve hot nutritious meals which are crucial to those who have no or limited cooking facilities.The food service is the bedrock and foundation for establishing links with people in need-it is then that the journey of change can start.
“I knew there was a problem with people not getting enough food but until I actually came and saw it for myself, I didn’t understand how big the problem was. It wasn’t just homeless people either, there were people from all walks of life and families with young kids, all who really needed food."
“When you come to the Good Shepherd, as I did when I needed help, you don’t feel like just a service-user. You feel like part of a family.”
"I have loved getting involved with the Good Shepherd and it’s not just about doing something to help in the community – I see this as a long-term project to make sure we can look after some of the most vulnerable people in the city."
“The Good Shepherd is a fantastic charity which we have donated to before, and are doing some really important work not just providing food but also other support during such a difficult time."
“I feel very privileged and proud to work for such a wonderful charity, it gives me a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that my small contribution goes toward helping the less fortunate in our society.”
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