One of the most humbling experiences is seeing a church full of food parcels, knowing, that by weekend, all would have been distributed and faithfully received.
Tameside Freemasons donated food and other necessities towards the parcels for people in need.
Volunteers have made up over 230 food parcels for families.
Parcels had been organised for individual families for a week, with a separate box for Christmas Day. If children were at the property then presents were also included.
St Mary’s food bank normally supports around 70 people a week. They are open four days a week, and rely totally on donations.
We expected to see a couple of cupboards of food: the sight that before us was astonishing. We were greeted with boxes and parcels divided up for distribution to the disadvantaged local citizens.