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HERO FOR A DAY

Celebrating the People that make Erdington Great

 
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OUR HEROS

Making A Difference

BETHANY COMMUNITY OUTREACH EMERGENCY FOOD BANK

Our First Hero for a Day is an incredible organisation that feeds in excess of 650 families in Erdington and Sutton Coldfield EVERY MONTH! In 2016 with their partners and volunteers they helped 5,049 people in the community.   That figure more than doubled in their second year and it continues to rise.

   Their clients are from all backgrounds and walks of life, from professionals to the homeless and they are a daily reminder that a simple change in circumstances means it could be any one of us. Referrals are made via Social Services, Police, Prison Services, Local Refuges, Churches and similar agencies.  An authorised voucher is issued by the referee which in turn is checked by the front desk of the food-bank.  A series of questions are then asked so that the appropriate food parcel can be made up.

Their customers visiting for the first time can feel a range of emotions, shame, guilt and they ensure that they are treated with respect and made to feel at ease as soon as possible.  They are offered a warm drink, a bite to eat and a chat if they want to talk to somebody.

Bethany Community Outreach began as a food bank but often help out with furniture, clothing and toys too. They are currently housed on a rolling three month lease which means it is difficult to plan for the future.  Their volunteers are people of all ages who offer a friendly non judgemental service.

HOW CAN YOU HELP THEM?

They have a shopping list that we may be able to help them with -

  • A treasurer for the food bank

  • Someone skilled at writing bids to help attract funds

  • Someone that can do ad hoc collections and deliveries with a small van

  • Small businesses that could contribute a monthly sum (£35-£50) to help with electricity bills

  • Donations of food/clothing/furniture and toys


Call Kevin on 07703663506

 
 

GET INVOLVED

Bethany Food-bank Needs Your Help
Can you help us with any of the following?

 
Debit Card

WE NEED A TREASURER

Neat Storage Boxes

MAKE A SMALL MONTHLY DONATION

Calculator

DONATE FOOD  CLOTHING  FURNITURE AND TOYS

Delivery Men

HELP US WRITE BIDS TO GET FUNDING

Volunteers Packing Food

ADD HOC COLLECTIONS & DELIVERIES

Image by Aaron Burden

WORK WITH US

JOIN IN WITH THE BETHANY EMERGENCY FOODBANK

10 CAN CHALLENGE

This simple small scale donation could mean a huge amount to the food bank if enough small businesses join in.
Place a box or a bag in the corner of the office that people can drop 10 cans a week into. 

  • Tinned Vegetables, Peas, Potatoes, Carrots, Sweetcorn, Tomaotes

  • Tinned Fish: Tuna, Salmon, Sardines, Pilchards

  • Pasta, Ravioli, Spaghetti, Pasta Sauce

  • Tinned Meat Meals, Beans & Sausages, Hot Dog Sausages

  • Rice Pudding, Custard, Tinned Fruit

  • Corned Beef, Luncheon Meat

 

DROP OFF POINTS

Bethany Community Emergency Foodbank, Orphanage Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9HX

Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 13:00

Wednesday 11:00 to 12:00

or telephone 0770 366 3506


Sainsburys Castle Vale

Castle Vale Retail Park, Chester Road, Birmingham, B35 6HB

Front of Store or leave for the attention of Sheila Hyland


Co-Op Wylde Green

441 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1AX

Next to the shopping baskets


Co-Op Kingstanding

679 Kingstanding Road, Birmingham, B44 9RH

Front of Store


Co-Op Marsh Lane

313 Marsh Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6JD

Front of Store


Tesco New Oscott Extra

11 Princess Alice Drive, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 6RB

Basket halfway down the store facing the tills

 

PREVIOUS HERO'S FOR A DAY

We know that sometimes all it takes to change the quality of someones life for the better is a little help and support. So we want to pay tribute and say thanks to those special people who go the extra mile to make life better for others, people who display the conviction behind their beliefs and those who through selfless acts give others a chance of a better life. These are our Hero's for Day

Soup Kitchen
 

NOMINATE YOUR HERO FOR A DAY

Simply send us the name and email address of your Hero, and tell us in a couple of sentences, why you think this person or team should be the Erdington Hero for the Day

 

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