Urgent! Food Bank Collections - UPDATE

Urgent! Food Bank Collections

Food banks across the country are facing unprecedented demand, 
and finding it increasingly difficult to meet the needs of such large numbers.

They desperately need more in the way of food donations, 
and Carolyne Robinson was asked by the Hope Centre in Northampton
if she could coordinate efforts here for them and for the food banks
across the Northampton area with whom they are linked.  

Some of our parishes have existing links with Jubilee Foodbank
in Market Harborough and these will continue
 - they, too, have much greater need, so do think about donating to them. 


There are collection boxes in the following locations:

Marston Trussell
Christine Otway 9 Main St 
directly opposite the church hall

Sue McCrae, 42 Welland Rise
St Helen’s Church porch
There will also be collection boxes
 out at the Saturday pop-up stalls.

Vicky Johnson, 15 Salford Close
St Mary The Virgin Church porch

Village Shop

Lets make sure no one has to worry about food during this crisis.

"I was hungry and thirsty" said Jesus "and you fed me"

"Lord, when did we feed you?" asked the disciples.

"When you fed anyone who was hungry," replied Jesus.

See information in LINK below.

Hope Centre - Village by village


Drop-off details as above or do contact Miranda or Carolyne to find out more, or perhaps arrange for one of us to collect from you.

Carolyne’s telephone contact details: 

01858 525150 / 07919 253 391
email : cr@duncanuk.com

Reverand Canon Miranda Hayes 
01858 525 342 
email:  Rector

The much needed items this week are: 


Baby Wipes

Washing Machine Tabs

Spray Deodorants

Sanitary Wipes

UHT Milk

Fruit Juice




Rice Pudding

Super Noodles


Pet Food

As always all and any item is hugely appreciated.

Once again, thank you so much for your kind support.

Any queries on products. call : 07919 253 391


We are hoping to be able to add some Easter goodies to everyone’s food boxes on Easter week.

In addition to Easter eggs other goods might be some of the Easter buns, cakes and biscuits that many of the supermarkets make available over the next few weeks.

Christmas 2020

By Christmas the Food Bank was heaving with all the incredible festive donations that it had received and packages of Christmas goodies were distributed to everyone.  It made a huge difference to so many.

Huge thanks to everyone for supporting 34 consecutive weeks of donations – an incredible achievement.

Donations will continue to be collected each Monday from the various village collection points and any regular items will be hugely appreciated.

8th Dec 2020

A whopping delivery went in to The Hope Food Bank this morning – over 350 items which included many of the Christmas treats along with much needed regular goods and some delicious home baked goods left from the Marston and Sibbertoft week-end fairs.  I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get it all in the car!!

A wonderful effort from all three villages – Huge thank you from the food club for everyone’s generous support.


19th November 2020
A record breaking delivery this week, exceeding 400 products, 
put big smiles on the faces of The Hope Food Bank  warehouse helpers.

21st Sept 2020

Another amazing week of donations.  
This was our 20th consecutive week making deliveries. 

Over that time we have been able to deliver over 2,500 food items, 
500+ toiletries/cleaning products and 180 kgs of dried goods (pasta/rice etc.) 
How amazing is that!! 
Please circulate to your various groups as this is an incredible achievement all down to their generosity.

A steer for anyone wishing to donate this week:  
cuppa soups, pudding sachets (Angel delight/whippy, etc.), rice sachets 
and they are desperately short of men’s toiletries (shaving foam/gel, after shave).  
As always all and any item is hugely appreciated.
Much love

14th Sept 2020

A wonderful wide variety of goods made up this week’s big delivery to The Hope Food Club.
In response to the request for specific items that were short we were able to supply: 
37 cans of Baked Beans, 30 + assorted puddings, 12 cans of sweetcorn and 
a good number of shampoos and deodorants.  
All this alongside a variety of all the other items.  Another fantastic effort.
Similar products again next week would be a good guide for anyone considering donating.

31st Aug 2020

19 boxes of assorted cereals and a good range of shampoos were amongst the fantastic delivery
of varied goods delivered to The Hope Food Club this week.
Similar products again would be a good guide for anyone wishing to donate this week. 

24th Aug 2020

There was much excitement over the extensive cereal variety that we were able to donate this week.

Cereals always a good donation along with jams, spreads, coffee, shampoo, deodorant and let’s not forget the Spaghetti hoops!!

21st July 2020

Another week of incredible support for Hope.

Totally inspiring to be a part of such a generous and giving community.

Much love


14th July 2020

Dear All

A good quantity of tea was delivered to The Hope Centre, as they had requested, along with a hoard of other items.

Yesterday was week 10 of our Hope Centre Food Bank collection initiative and you might be interested to know that as a community we have donated:

Tins                                                                        1,159

Jars/bottles                                                                272

Dried pasta/oats/rice etc.                                          144 kgs

Packets/boxes (biscuits/tea etc.)                              249

Cleaning/Hygiene products                                       229

These products have been distributed to the most vulnerable in and around Northampton struggling at this time and has been hugely appreciated.

Please pass this information on to everyone in the villages as this is as huge achievement.

I will be taking donations in this Tuesday as usual.  Requests for instant coffee, cereals, porridge oats, jams, spreads and all tins.  They have a good quantity of dried pasta at this time. Any items are always hugely welcome.

Hope this helps with a bit of guidance.

Much love


7th July 2020
Great response to The Hope Centre request for breakfast cereals!

23rd June 2020 
7th consecutive week of incredible support. 
 The generous donations delivered to the food bank this morning 
included 44 tins of much needed spaghetti and 20 boxes of cereals also on the wanted list. 
Our communities have really made their mark at The Centre and it is hugely appreciated.

10th June 2020
Our combined village efforts enabled us to make another huge delivery to The Hope Centre yesterday 
which included over 90 tins, 5 kgs porridge oats, 1 dz packet of biscuits along with cereals, 
pasta sauces, jams, spreads and an assortment of other items. All received with huge enthusiasm and gratitude.

2nd June 2020
In the 3 weeks that we have been supporting the Food Bank,
we have  delivered 437 items (tinned and packet goods) and 24 Kgs of dried goods.
That is a HUGE amount of food – just think how many people that can feed!  
So exciting to know that we are really making a difference.
The support from the village communities has been amazing. 
Just one item a week can make all the difference.

see 2nd June 2020 Delivery Video