Vital needs at the moment:
Tinned rice pudding, tinned veg, soups, baked beans, cup a soups, pasta and curry sauces, instant mashed potatoes, ham, mayonnaise, cheese, margarine, biscuits, crackers, washing powder, washing up liquid, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant and toilet rolls. There is also a need for lots of can openers.
For the moment they have enough sanitary wear and please do not send in Christmas puddings or individual gifts, but plain mince pies would be very welcome.
As the weather is very bitter at the moment there is a greater need for warm socks, gloves, scarves and warm hats.
Full donations list: tinned meat; corned beef/ham/tuna etc., Cup a Soup, toilet rolls, tinned pies e.g. Fray Bentos, breakfast cereals, deodorant, tinned meals – Irish stew etc., shampoo, tinned rice pudding, shower gel, tinned soup, tinned puddings, sanitary towels, baked beans, tinned fruit, washing up liquid, tinned potatoes, washing powder, tinned vegetables (peas/carrots/sweetcorn etc.), coffee, curry sauce/pasta sauce, sugar, complete cat food, instant mash potato, fruit squashes, instant noodles/pot noodles etc., biscuits/crackers/cakes, individually wrapped sweets, meat paste/peanut butter & other sandwich fillers, instant custard, “bags for life” bags, jam/marmalade/lemon curd/chocolate spread, UHT milk, can openers, potato peelers, savoury bakes for the refreshments on Saturdays – before 9am if possible, men’s socks, gloves, double bedding, large towels and trainers.
The Drop-In is open for deliveries on Thursday and Saturday Mornings between 8.30am and 12 noon. They also need volunteers on these days – regularly or occasionally – and they also need people to help clean up after the doors close at 11.45am on Saturdays.
Training for those wishing to help at the winter shelter is now ongoing. If you want to volunteer, please contact The Gathering Place (details below) as soon as possible for information.
If you wish to help at all, please get in touch or visit them:
The Food and Support Drop In, C/o The Gathering Place, 1 St James Road, Halifax, HX1 1YS.
Telephone: 01422 647390