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Soup kitchen faces brighter future

By stephanie daley, Assistant Editor Wednesday 9th July 2014
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A SOUP kitchen in Barnsley town centre is now safe for another six months after facing an uncertain future.


Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project, on John Street, hands out free meals to the homeless and those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.


In April chairman Kate Raynor warned it was under threat due to a lack of funding to cover rising costs and a project co-ordinator's salary.


But now six months' funding from Santander has been granted for the co-ordinator's post.


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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Posted by martin I Fri 11th Jul 2014 at 4:44am

Fantastic news

Posted by Julie Upton I Thu 18th Dec 2014 at 12:18am

Is it too late to help out this Christmas?