Coronavirus: Dorchester soup kitchen provides Easter food parcels

Coronavirus: Dorchester soup kitchen provides Easter food parcels

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:21am 8th April 2020.

A soup kitchen in Dorchester has been given a £5,000 grant to provide food parcels for vulnerable people.

Dorchester Community Kitchen are sending out Easter food parcels to families, carers, vulnerable adults and the parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

The  scheme is being paid for by a grant form Martin Lewis, owner of the Money Saving Expert blog, to fund urgent small-charity coronavirus relief projects.

Anyone who is in temporary poverty is able to apply for the parcels.

The food parcels will include:

Milk 
Cheese
Bread
Cereals
Tinned foods

Dorchester soup kitchen's first day in the Storehouse church
Dorchester soup kitchen's first day in the Storehouse church (Please note this picture was taken before lockdown)

The soup kitchen is based at the Storehouse Church in Dorchester and the parcels will be delivered to local families in need.

They're working with organisations like the Dorset Carers Hub.

Mark Topp, Pastor of the church said:

"It's really us as a church helping, living up to the churches name - the Storehouse.

"There's a great Bible story that says people came to the storehouses and they received so it's us living our name and helping the community is what we want to do in this time of crisis."

'How to apply'

If you'd like to apply to receive one of the parcels, you can do so by emailing dorchestercommunitykitchen@gmail.com.

Order slots for Easter close at 10pm tonight (Wednesday 8th April).