We know there are a lot of islanders struggling right now which is why money from this year's Swimarathon is to be donated to foodbanks: The Grace Trust, The Salvation Army and the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
The Grace Trust is a registered Jersey charity founded on Christian principles in 1999. Their objective is to work to put a smile on the faces of vulnerable Jersey people who find themselves marginalized in society. The Foodbank is located at their base in Lewis Street, St Helier. To food in the Foodbank is all generously donated and the Trust provides basic foodstuffs – soup, beans, pasta, etc. plus, where appropriate, cleaning and toiletry products. On the fourth Saturday of each month the Trust delivers bags of groceries and toiletries to up to 60 households around the Island. The Trust always reminds people that what they give out and deliver is for Jersey folk from Jersey folk. Find out more by clicking here.
The Salvation Army operates their Foodbank at their church on Minden Street, St Helier and foodstuffs are provided to anyone who is unable to obtain or afford food. They trust people to be honest and access the Foodbank if they need it. The Salvation Army also takes referrals from agencies for home deliveries and will also deliver to anyone self-isolating. Find out more by clicking here.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul operates a Foodbank on Wednesdays and Saturdays behind St Thomas Hall in Val Plaisant, St Helier. The Society offers support, advice and material assistance, including the provision of groceries from the Foodbank, help with heating costs and assistance with small dental/medical and other bills. Find out more by clicking here.