Meals to be provided for the homeless during the winter
St Margaret's Church, Putney. Picture: Robin Webster
St Margaret’s Church, Putney Park Lane are working with Glass Door Homeless Shelter to provide meals for the homeless during the winter months.
They start next Sunday 16 November and will provide a hot meal, every Sunday from now until end of March. Other Churches throughout Wandsworth will fill in the other days of the week.
At the moment they say they are short of volunteers and need more people to commit to helping out.
The Church needs volunteers to drive the food from St Margaret’s to another Church in Balham on a Sunday evening, around 7pm. If you are able to help get in touch.
Due to government guidelines they are unable to provide a shelter for the homeless as they would normally do.
Previously they have had a night shelter where they have cooked a hot, three course meal on site and homeless guests (sent by Glass Door Homeless Shelter) have come to the church hall on a Sunday night had dinner, then slept overnight in the halls and given breakfast in the morning. This would be about 35 people.
Donations of small bottles of water, individual cartons of fruit juice, passata sauce, rice, chicken stock cubes, breakfast bars, chocolate bars and or wrapped chocolate biscuits are all needed now.
These can be brought to the Church which is open Monday to Friday 10am until 4pm. There are donation boxes at the door of the church.
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November 6, 2020