Franche Community Church's main mission since 1999 has been an established Food Bank which provides a service to the wider community with emergency food packed with items for two to three days depending on people's circumstances. It is currently managed by John Balcon.
If you want a quick brief of what we do and why then please click on the video link below to hear our very own Paul Guille, who previously ran the Wyre Forest Food Bank with his Wife Barbara, was interviewd on BBC Hereford and Worcester on the Kate Justice show on the 4/8/2020.
They are distributed to individuals and families as recommended by several local agencies who partner with FCC in helping people who require support for a variety of reasons.
We are the only food bank that distribute the boxes, via a volunteer delivery service, over the course of at least 4 weeks. We are always grateful for any donations as well as help with packing. In fact, a great deal of what we do relies on the help of many volunteers, for which we are extremely thankful. Food can be donated by dropping it off by arrangement, or feel free to pop in when the church is open (see About Us page for details).
Our aim as a church is to serve the local community by bringing the joy, hope and blessing of the Christian faith to everyone in the Wyre Forest. If someone asks for help, we will try to respond in a practical and caring manner wherever possible, but will only accept referrals from one of the Social and Health support workers in the Wyre Forest (such as CAB, HUB, home-workers etc)
We operate strictly on a referral basis and cannot simply give a food box to anyone without a reference from an associated agency or person. However, if you would like to find out more about the food bank, how you can help or who we expect a reference from, then please get in contact with us using the details below.
If you would like to volunteer for either our deliveries or to come and help, then please email below or click our Facebook button and send us a message.
Franche Community Church
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
Charity Number: 701151
01562 63 1234