Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 31 March 2015 at St Peter’s Pastoral Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester. The meeting will commence at 16:15 and will be followed by a short talk from Matt Wilkinson, Operations Manager at FareShare Southern Central. Please email us at winchbbank@gmail,com if you would like to attend and we will send you an agenda and a copy of the minutes of last year’s meeting.
Once again we are indebted to so many individuals, businesses and other organisations who have helped us to make Christmas an enjoyable time for so many who are experiencing hardship for one reason or another. We have been able to provide Christmas treats with our December food parcels, gifts for the children of our clients (courtesy of the Hampshire Chronicle Toy Appeal) and we have been the beneficiaries of the proceeds from several Christmas concerts and events. The support that we receive is just amazing and we are extremely grateful.
Owing to pressures on space at our premises in Milland Road, we regret that we can no longer accept donations of children’s clothing, bedding or other household items. We will continue to offer a small range of men’s and women’s clothing and would discourage large quantities of unsorted items in black bin liners. We thank you for your understanding.
Looking back at 2014
Another busy year for us. Over the past twelve months we supplied 14887 days of food. December was exceptionally busy and we served 16% of the total number of clients during this month.
The total number of clients provided with food rose from 2936 to 3032, an increase of just over 3% on 2013. The number of children and families provided with assistance, however, grew by 8% and 7% respectively.
Items in Short Supply
Following our hectic Christmas period and fairly busy start to the New Year, we are currently low on stocks of tinned meat and UHT milk. Donations of either of these would be greatly welcomed. Don’t forget that you can leave items in our trolleys at Sainsbury’s in Middlebrook Street and Badger Farm as well as at the new collection point in Waitrose, Weeke. Thank you for your support!