The Lions Club of Bletchley helped facilitate a £400 donation and a quantity of food from Merkan CIA a transport company based in Northampton to St Mary’s Church Food Cupboard Bletchley, the £400 will help to purchase fresh food and Christmas presents at Christmas , the fresh goods such as milk and cheese .etc. are purchased on the way to the recipient’s location and the food will be used when required, which could anywhere in the MK Post code area.
Mr. Carlos Marques UK Manager Merkan Transport said “it was a pleasure to help such a good cause.”
All requests for food parcels are received from Milton Keynes Children’s Social Services. Over the years, the Food Cupboard has become a prime unbiased source upon which these professional people call for emergency short-term support for families in need.
Food is delivered directly to the door of every recipient family within 4-6 hours , with no cost to themselves. The service is provided through voluntary donation; be it food, time or financial support.
There are two food packs + vegetarian food packs distributed by Food Cupboard: one which provides the basic food needed to feed a family of four for one week and one for a small family, (single parent and baby or very young child (with nappies and baby milk/food as required)). The packs include non-perishable, frozen and fresh food. An adjustment is made for family size by increasing or decreasing the frozen and fresh food. Larger families may well receive a ‘double pack’ made up of two complete packs.