Hampers Of Hope
Hampers Of Hope
Hampers of Hope runs a Food Bank responding to referrals from our partner agencies for emergency food hampers and working to address the root causes of poverty through 4 'Hope Centres'. Those attending have access to Job Clubs, Money Management Courses, IT tuition, and cooking skills, receive breakfast and share together a lunch prepared in cookery class. Hope Centres help to foster a sense of belonging for those who feel isolated by their poverty, mental health issues or addictions.
Hampers of Hope is a Christian charity whose aim is to relieve poverty, restore dignity and revive hope in NE Cheshire. We do this through our our foodbank and 4 Hope Centres.
Our food bank provides 3-5 day hampers to people & families in crisis who are referred by social and health care professionals. However, we recognise that food poverty, is usually a symptom of a more fundamental issue in the household and providing food is just a first step in helping people stand on their own feet. Our volunteers are trained to build relationships with people they visit, enabling them to discern what further support may be needed and, very often, inviting them to a Hope Centre.
Centres, provide volunteers with the space and time to develop relationships and build trust over a period of time. Attendees receive two meals, followed by a thought for the day with an opportunity to follow up on issues raised in a discussion group.
A job club runs at each Centre, with an internet hub to access recruitment web sites with a trained job coach to offer support and help with writing CVs, application forms, interview techniques and mock interviews.
IT lessons help people who don’t have the skills to search and apply for jobs, and better equips them for jobs where a certain level of IT competence is taken for granted.
Money Management courses delivered by one of our 3 Christians against Poverty trained money coaches provide practical guidance on budgeting, reducing the risk of unmanageable debt.
Hampers Of Hope aims to:
- Reduce poverty through. Food Bank, especially during schol holidays when teachers are reporting children going hungry. Helping people find work. Money Management. Teaching to cook meals from scratch.
- Restore dignity by Helping people find jobs so that they can support themselves and their families. Teaching new skills such as IT and cooking. Support to overcome mental ill health and addcition.
- Revive Hope by Inviting speakers to share how they have overcome similar problems such as long term unemployment, drug addiction, alcoholism, ill health and serious debt. Being available to listen.
Established: October 2011
Registered Charity Number: 1152338
Board members: 4
Part time staff: 6
Phone number: 07592361189
Address: 105 Meriton Road SK9 3HDView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website