Many thanks to everyone who so kindly prepared Summer “hampers” for our local project. The response to our appeal was excellent and, together with the Barn’s hampers, will make a big difference to the summer months for many families.
The Christmas and Easter hamper projects, to which many of you very generously donated, were a great success. Many families in the area benefitted and were extremely grateful and delighted with the contents. Although the threat from Covid seems to be receding, the financial situation of some local families is now even more precarious because of, amongst other things, the rise in the cost of living. Their need for support is, in many cases, even greater than it was earlier in the year. St Luke’s and the Barn are once again asking parishioners to be generous and put together food hampers for local families who are struggling to make ends meet.
By “hamper”, we mean a strong bag (an inexpensive hessian or similar bag for life - it does not need to be new) containing £20-£25 worth of everyday food, toiletries for a family with children. We would also be grateful if the hamper could contain some sun cream, suitable for children (factor 30+), which can be an expensive, but necessary, product.
We are hoping to be able to offer approximately 15-20 hampers.
Suggestions for contents include (as examples only) pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tinned food, breakfast products, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, shower/bath products. Hampers should not include alcohol, fresh food or bags of nuts. Products “which may contain nuts”, and are clearly labelled as such, can be included.
We aim to deliver the hampers in the week of 11 July and would therefore request that they be brought into church on 3 or 10 July. If you cannot bring your hamper into church, please contact Harriet or Frankie.
We hope that you will agree that this is a worthy local cause and we should like to thank you very much in advance for your help.
Please do contact us if you have any questions.