At Harbour we want to be a church that is for the city and makes a difference in areas that need it most. Since coming to Portsmouth, two particular issues have been prominent: poverty and food insecurity. This has spurred us to partner with incredible initiatives such as The Food Bank.
The Food Bank
1 in 5 children in the UK are living in food insecurity – and this figure is even higher in Portsmouth. We want to play our part in making sure that everyone who is struggling in our city is able to find practical support when they need it. And so, we’re incredibly excited to be launching the Harbour Church Food Bank. As part of the Trussell Trust network of food banks in Portsmouth, we’ll provide emergency food and support to those who need it.
For many who find themselves in poverty, the need is often much greater than just food, so we want to provide a community where those who come to our Food Bank will be offered a warm welcome and emotional support from our team of volunteers.
We aim to launch Harbour Church Food Bank at our Gunwharf location at the start of the Autumn term, and we can’t wait! We need volunteers to pack food parcels, serve tea and toast, and befriend those who come to our Food Bank. If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity to serve our city, please get in touch!