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A message about Open Door’s services during Covid-19

During to the current Covid 19 outbreak, our priority is for the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff.

To prevent our guests gathering outside, even for takeaway meals, we have now made the decision to stop serving food from our premises and instead to deliver food to those in need in the community. We will amend our services as and when government advice changes and will post updates on our welcome page.

In the meantime, guests in high-risk categories will be able to have food parcels delivered. See our “Welcome” page for details.

Donations of items:

We are now supporting many guests in the community and 50 previously-homeless guests now in temporary accommodation. This means we need a LOT of specific food parcel items! If you would like to donate, please read below what we can and cannot take.

If you’d like to arrange to deliver items, please email us at info@cheltenhamopendoor.org.uk

We really need:

  • Pot noodles
  • Cuppa soup
  • Instant pasta soup sachets (like “Mug Shots”)
  • Tinned ham and corned beef
  • Tinned fruit, rice pudding and custard
  • Tinned potatoes, peas, carrots
  • UHT milk
  • Chocolate, biscuits, chewy bars, etc.
  • Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel

We CANNOT take donations of:

  • Fresh food*
  • Frozen food*
  • Catering-sized food of any type*
  • Street kit (tents and sleeping bags, etc)
  • Blankets, duvets, housewares
  • Clothes etc.
  • We have lots and lots of dried pasta and baked beans thanks to generous donors!

*You can search for “Cheltenham Mutual Aid” online for information on where these kinds of foods may be needed.

At the moment we have sufficient volunteers for the outreach work we will continue to do. If you wish to support us in other ways, we need donations of the listed food items and and financial support to keep going. Our Donate page has details. Thank you!

If you wish to drop off  items, please email us first at info@cheltenhamopendoor.org.uk

WE NEED YOUR FINANCIAL HELP TO KEEP GOING! PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR WAYS TO HELP US FINANCIALLY.

 

There are so many ways to help us with the work we do! Scroll down to see how you can help financially, through Amazon, or by donating items.

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