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Stuart Bailey Open door
Eaton church joins rising number of foodbank collection sites 

The Open Door Christian Fellowship is using its new building in Eaton to become the most recently designated collection point for Norwich foodbank, joining over 150 other sites across the city accepting donations.

The Open Door Christian Fellowship on Ramsey Close, near Eaton Park has become the latest centre offering a collection point for Norwich foodbank, at the church building in which they moved into last year.

Pastor Stuart Bailey said: “At the Fellowship we applaud the work done by Norwich foodbank, it is a wonderful example of the love of God being displayed through his Church.  Since opening last summer, we have looked to support this work in any way we can and are pleased that we are now a collection point through which anyone in the Eaton area can contribute to this excellent cause.”

Norwich foodbank is serviced by over 150 official collection points around the city where the public can drop off donated items of non-perishable food and other essential products to be sorted and given out at foodbank distribution centres to those facing economic crisis. 

There are approximately 25 supermarkets and stores plus 85 churches and benefices offering permanent foodbank collection points as well as a handful of large organisations such as Broadland District Council, the UEA and Reality Estate Agents.  In addition there are over 50 schools across the city hosting seasonal collections at Harvest or Christmas.

Hannah Worsley, Norwich foodbank’s Project Manager said: “We're pleased that the Open Door Christian Fellowship have had such a successful launch of their new building and that part of this launch has included a new collection point for us - we look forward to working together! So many churches, schools, supermarkets and groups support us and we are truly thankful for all donations we receive - we couldn't do what we do and serve those in our community without the support of you. Thank you all.'

Initially, the Open Door Christian Fellowship will accept contributions when the building is open for meetings on Sundays 10am - 1pm and during term-time on Thursdays 4pm - 8pm.

The foodbank would particularly welcome non-perishable food items and nappies at this time.

Open Door Christian Fellowship, Ramsey Close, Norwich, NR4 7BQ 

Photo:  Pastor Stuart Bailey outside the Open Door Christian Fellowship

Published: 22/01/2018