A DROP-IN project which has helped vulnerable people in the town for 11 years may have to close.

Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project, which provides food to the town's needy from its John Street base three times a week, now faces an uncertain future.

The 11-year-old charity, which relies on donations and volunteers, welcomes homeless people and addicts through its doors and offers information and a listening ear for its users to talk to.

Kate Raynor, chair of the project, said: "We only have six months' funding left as we do not receive any funding directly from the council.

"It would be a great shame if this service was to stop. The number of people relying on us is higher than ever and we are desperate for the project to continue.

"We would love some other local companies to support us, through sponsorship, having a collection or fundraising event, or by funding an aspect of our running costs.

"We spend around £300 per year on carrier bags, so if a company would be willing to provide branded bags that would make a huge difference."

Call 01226 321877 if you would like to help out.