At Homelands we strive to be an active part of the communities where the church building is and where we live and work.
One small way we are involved, is in supporting and acting as a donation drop-off point for the Walton and District Community FoodBank. In appropriate circumstance we can also provide vouchers to receive a food parcel.
The Walton and District Community FoodBank is a voluntary organisation originally set up by Walton Churches Together to address some of the problems stemming from the growing level of poverty within the district.
Although it is essentially a Christian organisation, the FoodBank is not tied to any particular church or ministry. It draws its team members from, and serves, the whole wider community.
Based at the Walton Community Centre, Standley Road, CO14 8PT The FoodBank is open on Mondays from 11:30 to 12:30 to receive donations and Fridays between 10:30 and 13:00 to distribute food parcels.
Also on Fridays, support workers from Peabody Outreach Support are in attendance to offer help and advice on housing, benefits and financial problems. Telephone: 07926 015276.
You can find the FoodBank on Facebook @waltonFoodBank
Since January 2019 the FoodBank has been the prime mover behind ‘Meals Matters’. Meals Matters offers a free meal to anyone suffering from food poverty or social isolation. Lunch is offered on Tuesdays at Emmanuel Church, New Pier Street, CO14 8EB between 12:00 and 13:30