Shopping for Church Members
We are increasingly finding that vulnerable members of our congregation need shopping. Our Pastoral Support scheme is designed to meet these needs in two ways:
For small volumes of essential perishable items, we will be collating requests daily and then buying and delivering them later in the day (Monday to Friday).
For bigger shopping needs, we are working together with the IP17 Good Neighbour Scheme which will source and deliver standardised shopping baskets for a cost of £25. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays it will deliver different baskets for meat-eaters and for vegetarians with contents as follows:
Vegetarian Canned baked beans, soup and pasta sauce; Milk; Eggs; Sugar; Dairy products such as, butter and cheese; Bread; Flour, Rice and pasta; Vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots and onions; Vegetarian proteins, chick peas, lentils etc.; Essential household items (Anti Bac, Soap, Loo Roll, Toothpaste)
Meat Canned baked beans, soup and pasta sauce; Milk; Dairy products such as margarine, butter and cheese; Bread; Flour, Rice and pasta; Meat products, such as sausage, bacon or cooked meat; Vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots and onions; Fresh meat such as chicken or beef; Essential household items (Anti Bac, Soap, Loo Roll, Toothpaste); Sugar; Green Veg; Fruit.
Obviously, the exact contents are likely to be subject to availability, so the contents above are provisional.
If you are a Church Member you will, I hope, already have been speaking to a nominated Pastor and can make either type of shopping request through him/her. We do not accept cash but, for church members only will provide a reasonable level of credit to keep you provided for during this crisis.
If you have prescriptions to be collected etc., please also route these requests through your nominated pastor. The IP17 scheme is now gearing up to deliver these where recipients are unable to make it the surgery/pharmacy.