The NEED Project is a Stotfold-based charity that provides food parcels and other essentials to families and individuals referred to them by social workers, children’s centres, local authorities, charities and other recognised agencies working to prevent and relieve poverty.

Demand is continually increasing. Between July and September, monthly parcel requests rose from 160 to 199. Last Christmas nearly 600 parcels and hampers were distributed thanks to the help of many generous donations. The NEED Project also provides gifts to children who would otherwise be getting none. 

Fairfield Community Church will be gathering tins of ham to go into the Christmas parcels and new gifts for children (ages 1–15, suggested value £10). These can be brought to their service on 9 December, or dropped into the box in the Community Hall between now and Christmas.

You are also welcome to visit The NEED Project at 36 High Street, Stotfold with any donation of a gift or non-perishable food item during their ‘Drop off week’ for a cup to tea and a tour around the centre to find out more about what they do. They will be open from 10am–12 noon Monday 19 to Friday 23 November. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about the valuable work The NEED Project does and how we can help those less fortunate in our community.