Our two drop ins are: St Marks Church in Shelton that is held on a Monday morning that serves approximately 100 friends and Christ Church in Cobridge on a Friday morning that feeds approximately 40.
We provide a non-judgmental safe environment along with support and advice and friendship during these drop-ins along with a hot cooked meal and drinks to the vulnerable and homeless of Stoke on Trent.
Each of our friends also leaves with a food bag containing a meal and for those with no cooking facilities a “packed lunch” style food bag.
We are well supported each week by the Samaritans, NHS Nurses and drug and alcohol support workers just to name a few of the organisations.
We endeavour to provide a warm and welcoming hub of support under one roof were everyone is valued and welcome.
The food, furniture and clothes banks are situated at our unit on the Spode factory site.
We are fortunate to be supported by organisations such as Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, and Morrison’s who donate weekly to our foodbank and drop ins, as do the general public.
Our volunteers ensure that the food and other items are sorted, stored and distributed accordingly.
We share a garden with the Boy’s brigade and are looking to promote seed to plate and healthy living as well as inclusion and self-esteem.
Our Substance free house is a relatively new addition to our charity and there is a page dedicated to it on our site.
There is always the need to fundraise and run food drives so that we can continue to provide and promote this service; this is only possible through our volunteer’s dedication and hard work……why not think of volunteering a few hours or donating to help us keep up the good work that is being done in our local community.