We believe, as part of our Christian Service, that we should provide practical assistance to those in need in our community.
Hand in hand, with this assistance, is also support emotionally and spiritually.
We provide a variety of emergency assistance, and try to respond to need, however we concentrate our efforts on the following:
Emergency food parcels
Christmas presents for children
Christmas family food parcels
We prepare and distribute hundreds of emergency food parcels per year, to individuals and families in need who self-refer themselves to us, or who are referred by social services or other community partners.
We are very grateful that our non-perishable food store is augmented by numerous donations from the general public who support us by donating groceries or money to be used for this purpose. We also receive food from the Harvest Celebrations of many Churches and Schools.
Hygiene packs are prepared and distributed to individuals in need.
Our congregration supports the collection of toiletries thoughout the year, however there is a special effort to build up a supply bank in the Autumn around Harvest time.
We distribute Christmas presents to children in need, and also Christmas Food Hampers to families identified as being in severe need.
We collect and store items for gifts throughout the year, and greatly appreciate the donations we receive from individuals, local businesses and local churches.
In additional to the above we also provide clothing via our Charity Shop and tea, coffee and snacks during our Soup and Sandwich Lunch and our Coffee Fellowship on a Sunday. Congregation members also volunteer at the Broken Chains Project in Kilmarnock, which provides supports for people who lives have been affected by substance misuse.