Say hello to Carpenter's Arms
The food parcels service provides food, clothing and other essential items to a wide range of homeless and disadvantaged people in Loughborough.
The service is currently based at the Carpenter’s Arms, and runs twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30pm until 3:30pm.
There are now almost 600 people on our records; up to 90 of whom represent families with children.
We have seen a massive increase in the need of those who attend; each session we can serve anywhere up to 90 people, although this can fluctuate based on a number of factors.
Each client is facing their own set of challenges, including homelessness, financial hardship, long term sickness and unemployment. Our only criteria for receiving a parcel is that we ask to see proof of benefits once per month.
We started out giving 14 food parcels a week from our front door. Now we are giving out 25000 food parcels a year from a dedicated building on site.
Already our premises are too limited and we are involved in planning a new extension with several facilities to help us with this work!
© The Carpenter's Arms (Midlands) Trust Charity No. 1147791