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Foodbank in Dorking- Meeting Monday 12 January at 2 p.m

posted 3 Jan 2015, 08:33 by Crossways Dorking   [ updated 22 Jan 2015, 04:59 ]
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CHURCHES TOGETHER IN DORKING

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE TRUSSELL TRUST

 

DORKING AREA FOOD BANK

 

As many of you will know, after preliminary multi-agency discussions last year CTD has now taken the lead in arranging to start the food bank for which significant need has been identified.

 

We have invested an initial £1,500 from CTD funds for Trussell Trust support, but we shall be looking for a lot more from various agencies - including those churches who feel they can afford it.

 

An Action Group chaired by Rosemary Elias will hold its first meeting on

 

Monday 12 January at 2 p.m.

upstairs at Dorking Christian Centre, RH4 1DW

adjoining St Martin's Shared Church

 

This meeting will have, as its primary purpose, the identification and tasking of people who will actively lead the following fields:

 

Collecting food

Warehouse/foodstore (St Martin's House in St Martin's Walk or St Martin's Church crypt)

Foodbank centres (St Martin's crypt and Harvest Community Church, Goodwyns)

Referral agencies

Volunteers

Data collection

Public relations

Fund raising

Accounting (Tim Golding, CTD Treasurer, with an assistant if required)

Statutory policies

 

This is not a full CTD meeting but a specific effort to kick-start the preparations with a view to the foodbank opening within six months.   A fuller meeting will take place soon, and an outline of further information will be given at the CTD AGM on 28 January, 7.30 for 7.45 p.m. downstairs at the Christian Centre.

 

Meanwhile if YOU have the time, dynamism and expertise to head up one of those fields of action please come along on 12 January or send someone on your behalf.

 

Yes, it's happening, but your foodbank needs more leaders

 

Peter Essex – CTD Chairman                                        (madness444@hotmail.co.uk)

Diana Burges – CTD Secretary                                     (diana.burges@btinternet.com)

Rosemary Elias – Chair of CTD Foodbank Action       (rosemaryelias1@gmail.com)


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