Emergency Relief - Joining forces to head off hunger and homelessness
We’ve formed a new partnership to help the most vulnerable people in our diocese through the pandemic, writes Paul Bodenham, Programme Leader for Social Action. Read about project in summer 2020 which helped over 5,000 of the most vulnerable people in our diocese
Many parishes in our diocese support projects working to relieve poverty. There are countless more active volunteers who are Catholic parishioners. If your parish or project would be interested in joining us, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
The founding members of the partnership are:
- Agencies which serve homeless or vulnerable people: Emmanuel House, central Nottingham, The Friary, West Bridgford and the Padley Group, Derby.
- Blessed Sacrament and St Peter’s parishes in Leicester, whose Justice and Peace Group (hereafter BSSPJP) supports three foodbanks, including E2 Food Hub
- Two further foodbanks in Derbyshire: Hope for Belper and the Zink Project (High Peak).
In June 2020 we raised a grant of £36,102 from the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation for to provide emergency relief over the summer of 2020. We helped over 5,000 people at risk of hunger and homelessness in the pandemic.
Now we want to develop our next project. With your help we can go further. Join us!