Hamper Collections (Feast of Fun at Home)
During the Coronavirus pandemic the Feast of Fun and Hamper Collection activities combined and we’ve been glad to be part of the Plymouth-wide Feast of Fun at Home. As we look ahead to how we can continue to reach out with God’s love to our local community, this is an opportunity to review and give thanks for all that has been done. Across the city, over the six week summer holiday, 19 churches were involved in providing food to more than 8,000 people, or the equivalent of 168,700 meals.
At St Pancras we have worked with local schools for some time to tackle holiday hunger for families who normally receive free school meals.
In 2020 this problem has become more widespread with around 50 local families being referred to us for hampers during holidays and lockdown periods – we have incorporated this into our community event as Feast of Fun at Home, drawing volunteers to help both from church and the local community so that all families who normally attend events can still be involved in this community building project.
Mariska Minter (our Families & Outreach Worker) led the communication with the families and has brought together this lovely feedback from some of the 85 adults and 140 children. Thank you to all who volunteer time, money and love...