Thank you so much for your interest in and support for Hope Central.
As always, there are a handful of items which we are particularly short of — at present (end-March) these are :
Tinned pasta meals (eg spaghetti hoops, ravioli etc).
Tinned pasta sauces.
As we move on from a year which was almost entirely taken up with providing a food bank
for families who were struggling to put food on the table, we are now excitedly looking to
the year ahead.
We are currently providing 5 times the number of food hampers from
the Handforth and Knutsford hubs than we were pre-covid! Thanks to
our partnership with Fare Share, a number of supermarkets donating
their surplus, along with the generosity of our amazing supporters,
the contents of hampers has been enhanced with fresh meat, fruit,
vegetables and bakery. This has almost doubled the value of an
average hamper to £43.56!! We thank God we are able to provide
these nutritious hampers.
In 2021 our vision is to further develop our core focus which has always been
to address the issues that lead to food poverty. In order to support people to
overcome poverty, we are rolling out new CAP (Christians Against Poverty)
✓ Job Club – equipping and supporting people into work
✓ Debt Centre (opening May 2021)- to help people struggling with unmanageable
debt. Meet our new (he starts this job in mid-May) Debt Centre Manager, Barney Howard, via this link:
✓ Money Management Course
✓ Fresh Start Courses – helping people break free from life controlling habits like
drinking, smoking, gambling, and internet addictions.
We see these courses as being invaluable in helping people recover from the impact of the
last year. Our job club and money management course are currently meeting online,
however we eagerly anticipate the re-opening of our Hope Centres where we will be able
to deliver these courses face to face and provide people with the human contact we have
all been missing during the last year.
For more information please visit www.hopecentral.org.uk or find us on Face
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