Maggs says a massive thank-you to Worcester firms - The Worcester Observer

Maggs says a massive thank-you to Worcester firms

Worcester Editorial 1st Sep, 2023   0

HOMELESS charity Maggs Day Centre welcomed food donations from local businesses to help provide a special one-off lunch for their service users on Bank Holiday Monday.

The charity, which already opens five days a week to provide rough sleepers with a cooked breakfast, will now serve a hot meal, with a pudding and snacks to take away if they wish due to the generous donations.

Maggs works throughout Worcestershire and hosts two day centres in Worcester and Malvern, alongside their clothing project and accommodation project, which temporarily houses rough sleepers and provides them with tailored support to further their journey.

Melissa Blewitt, marketing and relations manager at Maggs, said: “On behalf of the team at Maggs, we want to thank the teams at Brookes Catering, The Granary Coffee Shop and Scotch Collins for their generosity.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from local businesses and the wider community to provide a special lunch to our service users, and it is the small things like this that means so much to our service users, especially on a day when a lot of their usual services are shut.”

The charity is seeing more rough sleepers in areas throughout Worcestershire throughout the summer months and has seen a vast increase in demand for not only food but clothing and essential items such as rucksacks, toiletries and more from their clothing project.

“As a company, we believe it is important to help out in the community and support people in these difficult times,” said Grahame Brookes from Brookes Catering.

“We recognise the hard work that Maggs does and want to do our bit to help their service users and do something nice to show that there is a community out there that wants to help them.”

The charity also has a number of specialist teams that work with service users, including an outreach team, an intensive transition support team for complex needs and a harm reduction team.

Alongside the support workers working in the day centres to care for service users and volunteers, the charity relies on maintaining its high service levels.

A lot of the charity’s services are run by donations, whether this be monetary, food or clothing.

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