A simple packet of rice could be the prompt to lots of potential roles which could make a real difference to people’s lives!
Tackling social isolation
Why not cook a meal for someone you know who may be lonely or struggling to cook for themselves? You could invite an older neighbour around for Sunday lunch. After all, if you are cooking already an extra portion wouldn’t be much extra effort and you may well make their week!
Or you could cook for an organisation or group, helping at a lunch club or social event. If you can’t cook, there will be plenty of other things you could do such as laying tables, washing up and of course having a chat with people who have come along.
Collecting for a foodbank or homeless charity
Foodbanks and charities like them are often the last hope for people who are struggling, often through no fault of their own. Why not download a wishlist from your local foodbank and encourage friends, family or work colleagues to help too!
There are LOCAL collection points, who support people in their local area. Please contact your most convenient one to arrange to drop off your donations:
- Brierley Hill – Black Country Foodbank ( 01384 671250
- Coseley – Dark House Baptist Church ( 07817 417210)
- Dudley – Dudley Community Church
- Halesowen – Hope Centre ( 0121 602 1744)
- Stourbridge – Black Country Foodbank ( 01384 671250)
- Boroughwide – Vi Wood from Leslie’s Care Packages – who campaigns to raise funds and supplies for the homeless https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009557743713 [Facebook link]
These are charities run by volunteers, who give their time to help local communities around already busy lives and there are no paid staff, so they may take a couple of days to contact you. Leave a message and they will get back to you!