Last night we had the community wide launch for the Bracknell Foodbank. It was an excellent evening, with a wide cross section of community representatives coming to hear about what the foodbank has to offer. Many of them commented that this was something Bracknell has needed for some time, and all seemed willing and keen to partner with us on it.
What most excited me was the relationship we now have with many of the organisations, including the council, in our community. There was a time that we were viewed, as a faith based organisation, with a measure of suspicion but it seems that we've now, through ministries like Konnections, Hilltop and CAP, proved that we don't just talk the talk but we walk the walk as well.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the evening happen, to everyone who has been praying for it, and to all of you who just by being part of our community make it possible for us to launch out into new ministries like this. This morning the foodbank officially opens its doors for the first time, I'm looking forward to hearing the stories of the people we are able to serve.