Volunteers needed for soup kitchen

2020-01-15 06:01

ST. David’s Church in Prestbury is urging everyone to start the new year off on a good note by giving back to the community.

The church is looking for volunteers for its soup kitchen which feeds more 200 people at a time.

Aidan Bickersteth of St. David’s said the kitchen opens its doors every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 am, on Mayor’s Walk in the hall adjacent to the church.

“The soup kitchen urges the public to get behind it and volunteer. The kitchen finishes at about 10.30 am. People of all ages walk long distances to attend. Some are homeless while others are very poor,” said Bickersteth, adding that anyone who attends receives a loaf of bread, polony sandwiches, juice and a bar of soap.

She also explained that extra sandwiches are popular among the hungry.

Bickersteth mentioned that the church also gives out second-hand clothes, shoes and blankets when they have sufficient volunteers to do so. “Our priest is also available as part of her ministry to those in need. The soup kitchen always welcomes new volunteers to help gather supplies and feed as many homeless people as possible,” said Bickersteth.

Furthermore, Bickersteth said financial support is greatly appreciated.

Anyone wanting to volunteer or wishing to make a donation should contact Aidan Bickersteth at 064 849 6625, Maureen Hambly at 083 687 3754, Reverend Tracy Bell at 083 396 9772, alternatively they can email bickersteth1@gmail.com

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