Christmas food hampers bursting with tasty treats are ready to be delivered to those in need across Congleton, thanks to the help of staff from Sanctuary Housing’s Stoke office who offered support to New Life Church to help pack the hampers.
The church relies on volunteers to pack around 9,000 food items and deliver more than 300 hampers to adults and children in the community. Chocolate logs, Christmas puddings, tins of ham and mince pies, as well as wrapped presents, go into the festive deliveries.
Zenab Hussain, housing officer for Sanctuary Housing, commented: “Staff have provided support to New Life Church throughout the year and volunteering was a great way to continue this support. Christmas is a time for giving and remembering those who are less fortunate than others.”
Will Spendilow, who coordinates The Storehouse Foodbank at New Life Church, added: “For many who receive the hampers and presents it is an expression to them that people do care and do want to help make Christmas day a special day.
“It is important to have hope and in a small way this contributes to that, especially this time of the year where we all need to reflect on the true message of Christmas.”
Anyone interested in donating food for New Life Church should contact 01260 297961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.