Corona Virus Action
In this time of crisis, we have decided to focus our efforts on fighting food poverty. With schools closing, thousands of school children will go without food without vital intervention. With many vulnerable people having to self isolate, there is a huge need for emergency food parcels to be sent out from Foodbanks around Bristol. With that in mind, there are three ways we can play our part.
We have put together the Metro Coronavirus Fund, distributing money to partners who are working on the front lines and need our support. To give, just head to our giving page.
Foodbanks are in urgent need of non-perishable food for emergency. You can drop food to any of the locations listed here.
We are uniquely positioned to serve on the frontlines of this crisis. The majority of our community are young and healthy and we have very few dependants to look after. With that in mind, we’re asking anyone who is healthy and feels able to volunteer to do so.
The easiest way to do this is to sign up with The Noise. This is a fantastic organisation they we have worked with for several years. They are organising volunteers to make sure the people who need support are getting it. This could be packing emergency food parcels, delivering the parcels around the city or even writing letters to people who are lonely in this time.
If you would like any more details about volunteering email Sam.
The most important thing we can do in this time is to pray. It is our greatest weapon against the virus and it makes all the difference. We will be exploring lots of ways for us to engage in prayer in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, we will be praying as a community at 12pm every day. Join us.
As a community we have a passionate heart for social justice in our city. It's our vision to help people SERVE their city, and our engagement with Social Action helps us do just that.
Our strategy for social action is to partner with other agencies. We think we can have the biggest impact, not by starting up lots of our own initiatives, but by throwing our support behind a few of the most credible, most effective charities out there.
Love Running is a mass entry into the Bristol 10k Road Race to raise money for local city need and global crisis. Over the six times we've done this in Bristol we've mobilised nearly 3,000 runners and raised almost £700,000.
The Wild Goose
Our mid-week Hubs aren't just places for spiritual reflection and community building. They're places where we can learn to serve the vulnerable and marginalised.
Hubs regularly volunteer at the Wild Goose Drop-In Centre, providing the homeless of Bristol with a safe space, a good meal and some care and attention.
The Wild Goose is part of Crisis Centre Ministries, an award winning charity that has been operating in Bristol for over 30 years.
We've teamed up with the national charity, TLG - Transforming Lives for Good - to support a secondary school in one of Bristol's most deprived wards. Each week a group of us go into the school to mentor some of its most needy children, providing them with emotional support as well as educational assistance.
The TLG programme has a proven track record in improving behaviour and helping children gain greater levels of confidence. Most pupils we see end up making greater than expected progress in English and Maths.
Headspace is our brand new initiative looking to help tackle the mental health crisis across Bristol. We’re going to be launching in Autumn 2021 so look out for Headspace groups where you can chat about your wellbeing in a supportive space, big events and lots more.
If you want to find out more or are interested in getting involved contact Sam.
Any Questions? Get in touch with Sam, our Social Action Lead.