Food Bank for new Northampton Centre

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton is delighted to welcome a new initiative in a brand-new building!

Thirty-two families received boxes full of food donated through Revolution Zero. The delivery and packing service aims to reach those in most need across the town of Northampton over the coming months. Ten volunteers gave their time to make this project a reality at a time when we know many families need it most. The project was housed temporarily at St Thomas Becket School until the completion of the building at the Cathedral. The partnership between the school and Cathedral has made a great impact on those receiving the food who are always so grateful.

The St Thomas Centre is based at The Catholic Cathedral on Primrose Hill in Northampton. The centre has been almost eight years in the planning and four years in the building. Dean of the Cathedral, Canon Mark Floody said:

“We always said that we wanted this facility to serve the local community and especially those in most need. I am delighted that this project is the first to happen in our new centre and I hope that it is the beginning of a fresh mission here in Northampton”.

The centre is not yet open due to restrictions in place through the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hoped that the food store project will give life to the building and the town at a time when many people are struggling.

If you would like to donate to the foodstore or you would like to make use of the service please contact the parish office on 01604 714556 or email office@northamptoncathedral.org

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