Preston’s Salvation Army is issuing an urgent appeal for food donations as stocks have been depleted after families struggled to feed children over the summer holidays.
The church and charity, which is on Harrington Street, Preston, says stocks are now very low and they desperately need replenishment to continue distributing food to vulnerable families as children return to school.
Captain Alex Cadogan, of Preston Corps, said: “We are coming under increasing pressure in Preston as need appears to have intensified over the summer as parents have struggled to feed their children as they have not had provision as a result of not being at school.
“We’ve been blown away by people’s generosity and goodwill in the city and without the donations we get, many of the more vulnerable families in our community would have really struggled.
“I’d like to acknowledge that generosity and say thank you to the people of Preston for all their help. Giving is a two-way process. This time, we’re asking for food – but we’re happy to offer help to anybody who comes through our doors and needs it.
“Whether they need some advice about food, finances, homelessness, addiction or simply need a friendly chat and a cup of tea, we are here for anybody who needs us and all anyone needs to do is walk through the door.”
The Salvation Army has a history of distributing food to those who are struggling which dates back to the nineteenth century.
• People are asked to make food donations to Salvation Army on Harrington Street.