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Soup Kitchen's Immediate Future Is Secured

Monday July 21 2014

A PROJECT which hands out free meals to the homeless in Barnsley town centre is now safe for another six months after facing an uncertain future.

Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project, on John Street, faced a serious threat of having to stop its service due to a lack of funding.

But now six months' funding from Santander has been granted and the project's immediate future has been secured.

Set up 11 years ago, it runs three times a week and also gives out food parcels, donates clothing and bedding and offers comfort by way of a listening ear.

Demand on the service has almost doubled in the last few years and has gone from helping about 30 people a session to between 75 and 80.

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Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Monday July 21 2014 at 15:26
What a wonderful example of good catholic morals helping your fellow man when he needs it.

Reply Posted by j on Tuesday July 22 2014 at 08:17
Good to see there are still people out there who care about the ones that society would rather ignore - there but for the grace of God go I.

Reply Posted by Diane Fellows on Sunday July 27 2014 at 19:41
Delighted to hear it.

Well done Santander and all the people who work tirelessly on the project

A heartwarming story indeed