Good Shepherd started a Community Hub in May focusing on the whole family. We are a very multi-cultural service and each of the families we support can select food they know they will use – thus reducing the risk of wastage – it also reduces the stigma of having to queue for a food parcel. ,
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1165909)
Many families struggle to put a meal on the table relying on food banks to put a meal on the table. When money is limited and bills are endless food becomes a luxury and fresh and dairy items are not an option. Parents skip meals to ensure children are fed and bills are paid. It isn't easy to ask for help and many find the idea of registering with a food bank very difficult as they queue with others to get a bag of groceries.
We want to take this stigma and introduce a hub which gives families a safe place to access food and basic items and relevant support. We will invite families into the building where there will be a range of agencies whom we feel will be beneficial to help with a range of issues we believe are crucial to improve wellbeing and help move them forward in life. We will introduce cooking demonstrations with the food waste to teach families to cook simple wholesome meal to feed the whole family.
“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.
“It has been a pleasure for the West Brom Building Society to support the Good Shepherd and the magnificent work you continue to do with some of our most marginalized and vulnerable citizens.”
“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 know it can sometimes be difficult for people to share their problems but here at the Good Shepherd you have people who can really help and I will do anything I can to spread that message. The people here understand what is going on and they can provide help without judging anyone."
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