FOR HELP DURING THE COVID-19 LOCK DOWN
For urgent financial help during COVID-19 please contact the office by email or the Ministry of Social Development.
The Salvation Army Food Bank
The Salvation Army Food Bank is open and can be contacted by telephone on 07 827 4723 or after hours on 021 1590296. When the call is answered a brief assessment will be carried out and a food parcel will be provided. No physical appointments will be made. If a call is not answered immediately please leave a message and you will be called back within 24 hours. Pick up of food parcels will be a ‘Drive Thru’ type system. You will asked to come to the center at a set time, drive through the front part of our building (they have a ‘U’ shaped entrance way with two driveways), there will be a runner to the vehicle and food will be placed straight into the car. If you cannot get to the ‘Drive Thru’, alternative arrangements will be made.
Citizens Advice can also be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website cab.org.nz or by telephone on 0800 367 222. If your call is not answered please leave a message and contact details on the answerphone 827 4855 as this is being cleared daily until the diversion is in place.
The St John Health Shuttle
The St John Health Shuttle is closed to all but critical patient treatment e.g. dialysis. Transport will be arranged for anyone in this situation.
SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED A HELPING HAND
For over a hundred and thirty years Cambridge Baptist Church has been offering help to people in the Cambridge community through pastoral care, food parcels and the provision of hardship grants to assist with the unexpected. Over that time we have come to realise that sooner or later most people will require a helping hand to get over a bumpy patch and that a helping hand can make a big difference.
We teamed up with Kiwi Outreach, a Cambridge charity, to help struggling families through the provision of new school uniforms, sheets & bedding, essential electrical appliances and some car repairs to obtain a warrant of fitness. If you live in Cambridge, are on a limited income, are struggling to pay the bills and need any of the aforementioned items we may be able to help. If you would like to apply for assistance please download the application form below (or request one from the Church office) and return it to:
Cambridge Baptist Church
PO Box 381
* Each application is considered on its merits and allocation of funding is at the discretion of the leadership team at Cambridge Baptist Church and as funds permit.