Barnabas Community Projects

Barnabas Community Projects to benefit from food bank

Farmer Phil’s Festival is pleased to confirm that it will again be supporting the Barnabas Community Projects – home of the Shrewsbury Food Bank.

What are Barnabas Community Projects

Barnabas Community Projects aims to help people out of crisis and poverty whether that’s resources, relational or identity and empower clients to enable them to make confident decisions and responses to future challenges they may face.

Food bank PLUS is the umbrella project for the delivery of several individual Barnabas Community projects – Shrewsbury food bank, 360 Journey to Work (a project that helps people develop the life skills required to help them into the workplace), 360 Journey to Health (including a cookery course) and 360 Back Garden (woodwork and gardening courses) which build confidence and life skills, and Barnabas Money Advice (debt advice).

Farmer Phil’s Festival introduced food donation points for the Food Bank at last year’s festival with tremendous success, and we are delighted to again be supporting Barnabas Community Projects for what will be our 20th anniversary event.  Visitors to Farmer Phil’s Festival will be able to donate food items at our collection point near the Ticket Office.

What food items are we looking for?

The key theme here is non-perishables – items with a long shelf life.  Ideal items include cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea/coffee, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk or fruit juice.

You can find out more about the Barnabas Community Projects here.

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