Since September 2020 our Store Cupboard has remained open daily Monday to Friday 9 -11am for essential groceries, although since the first lockdown we have had to change some of our activities. We continued to have donations of fresh food available on Tuesday mornings.
We regularly promote this support to those known to us including our CAP clients, MOAT course clients and the Wednesday After School families. This continues to provide some relief for those in greatest need during the ongoing pandemic.
We are very grateful…
… for food donations from customers, which we collect weekly from our local Sainsbury’s store. We are also part of the FareShare (Tesco) and Neighbourly (Lidl) food donations schemes. In addition to this we delivered groceries on Fridays to a number of individuals and families in need as well as meals.
The Centre is closing for most of the summer break to enable deep cleaning and maintenance to be carried out. Anyone in food poverty from the local area will still be able to access support from Wimborne food bank during the school holidays.
Please see our variety of news items and photos of food provision during the pandemic – including some of our wonderful volunteers!
What a wonderful way to spread some good Christmas Cheer!
The Bus Stop Club broke its record this Christmas by cooking and delivering a total of 60 Christmas dinners to individuals and families we support! This was in place of having a sit down meal together at the Centre with clients and volunteers from our various projects including After School Craft, CAP Debt Centre, MOAT Courses (1:2:1 Management of Anxiety and Trauma Recovery), Food Store Cupboard and many others who receive our support.
Each dinner was delivered to the door by one of our super volunteers with a smile and a large goody bag full of generously donated groceries and treats. We say a big thank you again to all involved from those donating and collecting food supplies to assembling meals and goody bags to driving and delivering them. Thank you! Clients have said what a difference this made at this time, with some texting or sending us a Christmas card saying thank you!