HOMELESS people in Stafford have been getting extra food and shelter during the snow thanks to dedicated charity volunteers.
The charity, based at Trinity Church, was also on hand to cook breakfasts, lunches and evening meals during the
freezing temperatures. It was all thanks to an army of volunteers, bolstered by people who read about the charity as part of the Newsletter’s Christmas appeal.
Volunteers regularly give up their own time and money to provide the service. The organisation normally provides a three-course meal on Wednesday evenings, as well as food bags and a clothes bank.
But as the snow fell on Friday, the char- ity made the decision to open all weekend to provide a place to sleep for a small group of homeless people who would otherwise have been on the streets.
Charity organisers Matt Turner and William Morris put a call out last week to see if volunteers would be willing to provide the extra help.
And they were overwhelmed with offers of support from volunteers.
Mr Turner said there was a big effort from everyone across the whole weekend providing vital help to people in need.
“It was very well worth doing,” he said.
House of Bread was the brainchild of Mr Turner. He and some fellow volunteers originally opened up for the first time at St Mary’s Mews in September 2010.
Since then it has gone from strength to strength, moving to a bigger venue within Trinity Church.