SUNDAY FOOD HAMPER
Sunday Food Hamper Programme
Sponsored by Genesis CLF, Marks & Spencer, Aldi Food Store Lidl and Morrisons
This ministry is our Food Hamper programme which is a sponsored food collection and distribution programme which comprises of receipt of good quality food from major supermarkets including Marks & Spencer, Aldi Food Store and Morrisons.
Genesis CLF conducted research and concluded that poverty in London is an issue and in a city as prosperous as London, child poverty in particular, is unacceptable. The rising housing cost in London is an important factor.
We know that from 2017 to 2019, the number of children living in poverty increased. All the signs indicate that the figures will continue to rise for the next few years and the impact of the pandemic has made a bad situation worse.
Poverty does not affect only people living on state benefits, it also affects many hard-working families as evidenced by the fact that two-thirds of children living in working households live in poverty.
The end of year statistics from The Trussell Trust stated that between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network distributed 1,332,952 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis. 484,026 of these went to children. This was a staggering 13% increase on the previous financial year when foodbank use was up by 6%.
This result confirms what we have suspected for some time, that a large and growing number of families lack the resources to meet their basic needs.
Our Helping Hands Ministry is taking the opportunity to be relevant to the community by meeting their needs and exemplifying Christ’s feeding of the five thousand through its Supermarket food distribution programme.
The programme distribution takes place every weekend. It is there to assist both low income families on benefits and working families on low income.
We distribute these foods to households inclusively, irrespective of their religion, race, sexual orientation etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a hamper?
Personally attend Genesis CLF church at Oasis Academy Hadley South Street, Enfield EN3 4PX between 11am-1pm on a Sunday with your gift voucher.
How do I qualify to receive a hamper?
Where do I collect the hamper?
Personally attend Genesis CLF church at Oasis Academy Hadley South Street, Enfield EN3 4PX between 11am-1pm Sundays with your gift voucher.
Do I need a voucher?
Yes. You must bring your gift voucher with you. If you cannot locate it, you can telephone us on 0203 8754172 to reserve one for you to collect.
When can I collect the hamper
We give away free food hampers every Sunday from 11am-1pm.
Can I get more than one hamper?
We give away a hamper per family. If you attend on your own, you will get a hamper.
Do I need to pay for it?
No. The hamper is a free gift from our church to you.
Do I need to be a Christian to receive a hamper?
No. The hamper programme is for everyone.
Do I have to be a resident of Enfield to receive a free hamper?
We prioritise residents of Enfield but if you have a free voucher from us, we will not turn you away.
How many times can I collect a hamper?
As many times as you need one. You only need to ensure that you have one of our free gift vouchers with you when you come to collect a hamper. If you do not have a voucher, you can telephone our office on 0203 8754172 before Sunday to reserve one for you to collect.
I am a single adult can I get a hamper?
Yes, your marital status is not relevant. We simply want to bless the community and assist hardworking families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Is there an expiry date on the vouchers?
Any expiry date will be clearly stated at the front of the gift voucher.
Do I have a choice of the contents of the hamper?
Unfortunately no, however, we do our best to provide basic food items that most households find useful.
Can I collect a hamper for a friend?
Do I need to bring proof that I am on low income?
No. We simply want to bless the community.
Do I need to give you my details when I collect the hamper?
You do not have to but we will like to keep you updated with our social programmes if you do not mind giving us your details, we will use it to contact you with our social programmes that can benefit the community.
Can I bring my children with me when I come to collect the hamper?
Yes. We welcome children and have a vibrant G Kids Club that provides children with fun activities on Sundays.