St Gregory’s Food Bank (SGFB)
HELP OTHERS BY GIVING
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Matthew 25:35
MORE ABOUT US
We provide a range of grocery and store cupboard items with household cleaning and personal hygiene products available on request to the most vulnerable in society.
For over 5 years, SGFB based in Wyndford area of Maryhill has been serving people within the G20, G21 and G22 postcodes of Glasgow.
Whether you contribute your time or financially you make a real difference.
We are an independent food bank:
* No referrals are required
* staffed entirely by volunteers
* Benefits hugely from the generosity of the parish priest and congregation of st Gregory’s: no overhead costs, no heating, lighting or rent
the cost of living crisis is disproportionately hitting the most vulnerable in society
Our food bank is located in the Wyndford area
The Wyndford area in Glasgow was built in the late 60s on the site of the old Maryhill barracks, and is a proud working class area housing long term tenants, asylum seekers, refugees and a number of people who suffer addictions of different forms.
As is the case with many high rise developments it is among the 5% most deprived areas in Scotland.
Many of the Wyndford residents have young families and almost all are struggling to feed them.
The make up of those attending our food bank:
Approximately 30% who have no recourse to public funds largely made up of asylum seekers and their families and increasingly sanctioned individuals.
Around 30% who are unable to make ends meet even though they are employed.
The remainder are single people of all ages and circumstances.
there are many multi storey blocks housing asylum seekers, refugees, drug users and those suffering from alcholism
weekly STATisticS w/c 20/3/23
BAGS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED
Our food bank is open from 10am to 12 noon monday to friday
All those who are in need are welcome with no requirement for a formal referral.
Each person or family in need will RECEIVE a bag of food staples once a week
The value of each bag that SGFB distributes is around £9.
other items are also available on request
A number of household cleaning and personal hygiene product are available.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION
Your financial donation allows us to buy the key essentials that make up each of our bags.
donate food or other items
Your donations of food and other items are vital to ensuring that we have enough supply to meet demand. We are very interested in taking shop stock that is surplus to requirements. Contact us to learn more.
JOIN OUR EFFORTS
The operation of the food bank is totally reliant on volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved or finding out more come along to our next information session at 2pm on the last Monday of every month starting 30th January 2023 in the Church Hall.
DONATE via credit / debit card
DONATE via one off bank transfer / regular standing order
Account Name: St Gregory’s Church Food Bank
Sort Code: 83-21-42.
Account Number: OO2569OO.
If you are able please gift aid your donation by completing the gift aid form available here and email it us
Any Financial contributions can go a long way to helping those in need:
£9 for a bag of basic foodstuffs
£2.50 for assorted fresh fruit
£2 for home and laundry cleaning materials
£2 for a bag of fresh vegetables
50p for goodie bags for children
|Items we need |
“Pasta ‘n’ Sauce”
Long Life Milk
Jam or marmalade
Tinned Macaroni & Cheese
Meals in a can
Nappies – size 3 and above
Pet Food / Packaged Treats (Cat & Dog)
Note due to storage limitations we are unable to accept the following items:
Fresh produce that requires storage
Out of date items
Non dated items
join our efforts
There are a number of different jobs available:
1. Shop for us.
2. Stock up, stack and rotate goods.
3. Prepare items to dispense from within bulk packaging.
4. Dispense at the door.
5. Drive for us to uplift donations.
6. Maintain paperwork, the environment of the food bank, safe and environmentally appropriate disposal of items.
|St Gregory’s Church||Maryhill Ruchill Parish Church||St John’s-Renfield Church||Findlay Church|
|Church of the Immaculate Conception||New Kilpatrick Parish Church||Our Lady of Perpetual Succour|
|The Wheatley Group||Fairshare||East Park Volunteers|